Monica Seles, TIME's Person of the Year 2020?

Monica Seles among finalists for TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year?

According to a well-informed source, Monica Seles is leading the race to become Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2020. But while the tennis player's fans are thrilled with the news, many people hold a very different opinion.

UPDATE 26/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Why not Seles for Person of the Year?

The list of nominees for Time magazine’s Person of the Year is always an eclectic mix of world leaders, pop culture icons, buzzworthy names, and human rights activists. The unexpected inclusion of the 46-year-old tennis player, as a 2020 nominee has therefore sparked controversy and debate.

“What makes Seles so important is the potential and influence she now has, rather than anything she has already done,” said a panelist who preferred to remain anonymous, adding that earlier this month, the tennis player have already been named ‘American Of The Year’ by some major American newspapers and even ‘Novi Sad Citizen Of The Year’ by the readers of a local gazette in Novi Sad (Monica Seles' hometown).

Social Reactions to TIME’s Person of the Year

A representative for the tennis player was not immediately available for comment, but the announcement generated immediate reaction on Twitter:

“Monica Seles Named Person of the Year Is No ‘Surprise’.”
— @TheNewsEditor, 25 Oct 2020
“Great choice! Long overdue recognition for his talents. #LoveMonica”
— @BarbaraHeyboer, 25 Oct 2020
“Past recipients include Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler ... then why not Monica Seles?”
— @TheClassicObserver, 25 Oct 2020

Could 2020 officially be the Year of Monica Seles?

Still, TIME’s editors will make the final decision about who will grace the magazine’s cover as its 2020 Person of the Year.

Who do you think should be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020?

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