Helen Kelesi

Helen Kelesi (* November 15, 1969 in Victoria, British Columbia ) is a Canadian former tennis player. She was from 1985 to 1994 on the WTA tour actively and won a career prize money in the amount of 905 972 U.S. dollars. Her best World Ranking was 13, she reached the end of 1989.

In some of their greatest successes were winning the WTA tournament in Taranto and two quarterfinals at the French Open. Her biggest success in double celebrated on the side of Monica Seles at the Italian Open in Rome.

Kelesi was known for her outbursts on the tennis court, which brought in her the nickname " Hurricane Helen " and made ​​them unpopular with many colleagues. Manuela Maleeva - Fragnière once said, they hate to play against Kelesi. Not because they do not let their tennis, but because they may not Kelesi.

Helen Kelesis career took after diagnosis of a brain tumor in 1994 to an abrupt end. After surgery, she was training for her comeback, as again to be removed surgically recurrence was diagnosed.

Today, the four-time Canadian tennis player of the year (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990 ) Tennis trainer in Toronto, Sportkommentatorin on Canadian television and columnist in various newspapers.