Monica Seles opens up on eating disorder

April 13th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 13 (IANS) Former tennis star Monica Seles has opened up about her eating disorder that she struggled with for nine years.
The 35-years-old Seles said she started eating excessively soon after she was knifed in the shoulder during a match in 1993. And she again resorted to food for comfort when her father died in 1998, reports

She said: “Food became my best friend. I was lonely and I would just eat. It was my coping mechanism. Food was how I dealt with stress.”

Seles has just written a book called “Getting A Grip” to help women battle food addiction.

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