Author: John Parsons
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
View: 7374Endorsed 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.