On the Line

On the Line

Book - 2009
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One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Australia Open championship earned her the #1 world ranking for the third time in her illustrious career - and marked only the latest exclamation point on a life well and purposefully lived. As a young girl, Serena began training with an adult-sized racquet that was almost as big as her. Rather than dropping the racquet, Serena saw it as a challenge to overcome-and she has confronted every obstacle on her path to success with the same unflagging spirit. From growing up in the tough, hardscrabble neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on public tennis courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women's player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans both young and old. Her accomplishments have not been without struggle: being derailed by injury, devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister, and criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis. Yet somehow, Serena always manages to prevail. Both on the court and off, she's applied the strength and determination that helped her to become a champion to successful pursuits in philanthropy, fashion, television and film. In this compelling and poignant memoir, Serena takes an empowering look at her extraordinary life and what is still to come.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780446553667
Branch Call Number: 796.342092 Willi 3558ad 1
Characteristics: x, 257 p. :,ill
Additional Contributors: Paisner, Daniel


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Jun 02, 2016

Good mix of match and personal life insight to Serena Williams

Lexicon_ Nov 03, 2012

A bit hard to get through, if you don't know anything about Tennis, but the underlying tones and message make the moments of confusion worth it.

Average, but also inspiring, even if leaning towards cliche.

Jan 13, 2011

I enjoyed reading about Serena. Getting a glimpse into the psyche of a world class athlete was interesting.


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Jun 02, 2016

This is a nice insight to the life of Serena Williams. It is not very in depth, but gives a good perspective on where she comes from and on her relationship with her family. It is a good read that will help to understand this great athlete a little bit more as a person.

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