Seles beats Serena Williams in exhibition

Monica Seles came back from two match points down to beat Serena Williams 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (7-1) today in the Nortel Networks Challenge between the two American tennis stars.

Monica Seles came back from two match points down to beat Serena Williams 6-3, 0-6, 7-6 (7-1) today in the Nortel Networks Challenge between the two American tennis stars.

The 26-year-old Seles, who won the bronze medal in the singles at the the Sydney Olympics, was too strong in the end for Williams in the exhibition match at the Victoria Park hardcourt stadium in Hong Kong.

Williams was leading 6-5 in the decisive third set and was 40-15 up when Seles rallied to take the match into a tiebreaker, which she won with ease.

"I just closed my eyes and hit some great shots," said Seles, when describing her dramatic comeback.

"I played some great tennis lately," she added.

Williams, who won the gold medal in the doubles at the Sydney Games, said, "I was fighting for every point".

Both players will compete in next week's Princess Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

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