The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999


Author: John Parsons

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781565547148


Page: 160

View: 9968

Endorsed by the All England Lawn Tennis Club, this is the official record of the 113th staging of The Lawn Tennis Championships, which Pete Sampras calls "the biggest and best tournament in the world-the granddaddy of them all." The 1999 Championships had a distinctly American flavor, with Sampras returning for his sixth win and Lindsay Davenport claiming her first women's title. A day-by-day tour of the frenzied volleys, backhands, and aces allows the reader to keep track of the victories, upsets, and emotions of all of the matches. The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999 serves up all of the highlights of the most renowned fortnight of tennis in the world in both breathtaking action photographs and equally vivid text. For tennis fans, it is even sweeter than strawberries and cream.

The Championships Wimbledon

Official Annual 1996


Author: John Parsons

Publisher: Hazleton Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781874557869

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5016


The Official History of the Championships


Author: John Barrett

Publisher: Marshall Pickering


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 9502

Cover the history of the Wimbledon Championships from their start in 1877 to the present day.

Wimbledon 2017

The Official Story of the Championships


Author: Paul Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909534735

Category: Tennis

Page: 192

View: 2990

Wimbledon 2017: The Official Story of The Championships is the evocative and beautifully illustrated re-telling of another engrossing fortnight of tennis at the All England Club. Written by The Independent's tennis correspondent, Paul Newman, and put together by a team based at Wimbledon for the duration of The Championships, Wimbledon 2017 grants the reader exclusive insider access to the tournament with interviews and analysis, opinion and quotes from the stars of the show. In addition, the book is packed with stunning photography taken by some of the world's best tennis photographers.

The Tennis Book

The Encyclopedia of World Tennis


Author: John Parsons,Henry Wancke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780978383

Category: Tennis

Page: 224

View: 3835

The Tennis Book is the pre-eminent single volume illustrated work of tennis reference, tracing the game from its relaxed beginnings as a pastime of the 1800s through to what has become the high energy, all-action global sport of the 21st century. This new and fully updated edition includes comprehensive chapters profiling the legends of the game and more than 150 top players, analysis of tennis's greatest matches, world famous tournaments and global development, as a well as extensive features on the politics, controversies and oddities of the game. Packed with more than 200 photographs and complete with a record of all Grand Slam winners, every player, every tournament and every issue of importance in the game of tennis is highlighted in detail in the book. Written by two of the game's leading authorities, The Tennis Book is the definitive work on world tennis, with every page an information packed celebration of one of the world's most exhilarating sports.


The Official History


Author: John Barrett

Publisher: Vision Sports Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781909534230

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 584

View: 9425

In this lavishly illustrated and massively expanded third edition of the definitive Wimbledon history John Barrett has traced the process by which a small private tennis club in rural Surrey has become a multi-million pound business that is the main source of finance for British tennis. Within these pages you will find all the game's heroes and heroines captured in action and in vivid detail through the lenses of the world's leading sports photographers.

Court Confidential

Inside the World of Tennis


Author: Neil Harman

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1849546150

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

View: 5555

Tennis has never before been blessed with such an array of talented stars doing battle for the sport's most coveted titles. Games featuring Murray, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, the Williams sisters and Maria Sharapova are among the most thrilling matches in the history of the game - and Neil Harman has witnessed them all. He is so close to the beating heart of tennis that he has become a confidant to many of the game's stars and administrators, even at one stage mentoring Victoria Azarenka to help her handle the media pressure at the top of the women's game. In short, Neil enjoys a privileged access that is unmatched elsewhere in the sport. Here he shares tennis's most intimate secrets in a book replete with personality, excitement, drama and intrigue. Featuring frank, in-depth interviews with all the leading players, their coaching staff, their agents and managers, Harman presents the game from an insider's perspective and offers the fresh insights and strong personal views for which he is celebrated. Court Confidential recounts a defining time for modern-day tennis: from Wimbledon to the Olympic Games, from Serena Williams's battle with illness to Andy Murray's historic grand slam victory, this is a book for tennis fans everywhere.


My Life So Far


Author: Maria Sharapova

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374279799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1969

From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating—and candid—story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. “Maria Mania” was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then—at perhaps the peak of her career—Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF’s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months—a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova’s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn’t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova’s is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her—with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova’s Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win—whatever the odds.

100 Years of Wimbledon


Author: Lance Tingay

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tennis

Page: 256

View: 2368

Tennis, Meisterschaften, Geschichte.


How Sports Became a Business


Author: Matthew Futterman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147671696X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8541

Traces the single-generation transformation of sports from a cottage industry to a global business, reflecting on how elite athletes, agents, TV executives, coaches, owners, and athletes who once had to take second jobs worked together to create the dominating, big-ticket industry of today.

The Singles Game


Author: Lauren Weisberger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147677840X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 6977

The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada—a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court. How far would you go to reach the top? When America’s sweetheart, Charlotte “Charlie” Silver, makes a pact with the devil, the infamously brutal coach Todd Feltner, Good Girl Charlie is banished. After all, no one ever wins big by playing nice. Charlie finds herself catapulted into a world of celebrity stylists, private parties, charity events on mega-yachts, and secret dates with Hollywood royalty. But in a world obsessed with good looks and hot shots, is Charlie willing to lose herself to win it all? The Singles Game is a sexy and wickedly entertaining romp through a world where the stakes are high—and no one plays by the rules.

A Portrait of Wimbledon


Author: Bob Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909534704

Category: Tennis

Page: 128

View: 675

This beautiful full colour book showcases Wimbledon in all its glory and gives tennis fans a vibrant, high quality access-all-areas look at one of the world's most iconic and scenic sporting events. The book is resplendent in a high quality slipcase and is packed with stunning photography taken by some of the world's best tennis photographers under the leadership of award-winning snapper Bob Martin. With US success through Serena Williams, driving levels of interest in tennis to a new high, this book will be a cherished souvenir for tennis fans for years to come. Readers will feel as if they have been to Wimbledon as they are presented with beautiful images of the most famous tennis tournament in the world... and all in the secure knowledge that they won't be rained on!

This Is Our Time

The AFC Wimbledon Story


Author: Niall Couper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781901447828

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 596

View: 3350

The story of the nine-year journey which took AFC Wimbledon from the very depths of nonleague football back to their rightful place in the Football League Collecting more than 100 stories from the key figures involved in the club, this is a chronicle of the ups and downs, the controversies, and the final redemption as the Dons reclaimed their place in the Football League in 2011. Far more than a simple football tale, this is a story of romance and hard work, mostly by those forgotten heroes of modern sports—the fans, who, when the club they loved was torn away from them, rolled up their sleeves and refused to lie down. After the sale of Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes, an unprecedented and unwelcome scenario in English football, the club reformed under a new name and began again in the lower leagues. With no stadium, players, money, manager, backroom staff, or kit, the fans were all that remained, and the club became a democratic, supporter-run business. What happened next demonstrates that modern football is about so much more than television money and overpaid superstars. Dozens of heroes made the AFC journey possible, from the players that donned the yellow and blue and the fans who gave up their time to operate the turnstiles on matchdays to the fundraisers, stewards, elected Dons Trust Board members, program sellers, scouts, and fundraisers. With little more than their history to build on, they reclaimed their club, and this book traces exactly how it was done, through the eyes of all those that made it happen.

War Horse


Author: Nick Stafford

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571319025

Category: Drama

Page: 112

View: 5732

I want you to do yourself proud, Joey. You go and drive those Germans back where they've come from, and then come home to me. At the outbreak of World War one, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. Caught up in enemy fire, fate takes Joey on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Nick Stafford's adaptation for the stage of the celebrated novel by the Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo leads us on a gripping journey through history. War Horse premiered at the National Theatre, London, in October 2007.

Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice


Author: Karen Chen

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062822780

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 6687

Figure skating icon and U.S. National Champion Karen Chen tells the amazing story of her rise to the top, featuring never-before-seen photos and behind-the-scenes details from her journey on and off the ice! At seventeen years old, Karen Chen has already achieved what some girls only dream of—and yet it’s only the beginning for this incredibly talented athlete. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Karen began to figure skate at just five years old. Ten years and many grueling training sessions later, she broke out at the 2015 US Championships with a bronze medal. This was after sustaining a nearly career-ending ankle fracture a year earlier. In 2017, Karen became the US National Champion, winning gold in two programs and receiving the highest score ever recorded for the short program at the US National level. Now for the first time, Karen shares the story of how she got where she is today—and where she’s going next. Karen has already overcome astounding obstacles, and her grit, determination, and positive attitude have made her future truly limitless. In Finding the Edge, she shares, in her own words, what it’s like to be Karen Chen—and what it takes to achieve the impossible. Features a foreword from Kristi Yamaguchi, the Olympic champion, two-time World champion, and U.S. champion.

Love Does

Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World


Author: Bob Goff,Donald Miller

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400203759

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 9957

Recounts lessons the author learned through taking on challenging and unique opportunities, offering commentary on the inherent compatibility of adventure and the Christian life as well as love's ability to encourage and inspire action.