Wimbledon 2017

The Official Story of the Championships

Author: Paul Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909534735

Category: Tennis

Page: 192

View: 7563

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.
Sports & Recreation


The Official History of the Championships

Author: John Barrett

Publisher: Marshall Pickering


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

View: 7374

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

A Portrait of Wimbledon

Author: Bob Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909534704

Category: Tennis

Page: 128

View: 8400

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!
Biography & Autobiography


My Life So Far

Author: Maria Sharapova

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 0374279799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7292

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.

Roger Federer

The Ethics and Aesthetics of a Great Athlete

Author: Christopher Jackson

Publisher: SQUINT

ISBN: 9781911335245


Page: 150

View: 7216

Literary Nonfiction. Sports. Roger Federer is a modern obsession. He is one of those few athletes--like Muhammed Ali, or Usain Bolt--who has transcended his sport. His long career has seen him win the most Grand Slam singles titles of any man in history, while amassing untold wealth, and a heroic reputation. But why does Federer matter so much to so many people? In ROGER FEDERER: PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST, Christopher Jackson considers Federer's place in philosophy, in history--and even in the history of aesthetics--to approach the meaning of the man. When you've finished this book, you'll never look at Federer--or at sport--in the same way again.
Biography & Autobiography


A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 1781318387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2062

Universally recognised as the greatest tennis player of all time, and maybe even the greatest athlete, Roger Federer is one of sport's most iconic and popular figures and is adored by millions around the world. In this graphic biography like no other, his genius and astonishing records — no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one — are explored and celebrated with beautiful infographics analysing his serving patterns, the speed of his shots, the spin he generates, his movement, as well as his performance in high-pressure situations such as tiebreaks and Grand Slam finals. Drawing on interviews with Federer and those close to him, this is the story of how a young hothead from Basel transformed himself into a calm and poised athlete who came to dominate tennis. And who, while deep in his thirties, has continued to seek improvements, to challenge men many years younger than him and to contend for the sport's biggest prizes. The sheer brilliance of Roger Federer is revealed through illuminating infographics of his game alongside stunning photography, stories and analysis from those who have played, watched and admired him that will give you a new appreciation of his greatness and how his tennis has moved so many people.
Tennis coaches

Ivan Lendl

The Man Who Made Murray

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Aurum Press Limited

ISBN: 1781313113

Category: Tennis coaches

Page: 352

View: 2307

When Andy Murray broke the news in March 2014 that he was parting company with Ivan Lendl it caused shock waves across the world. In just over two years Lendl had turned Murray from a perennial runner-up into the most successful British tennis player since Fred Perry - a winner of the US Open, Olympic Gold and Wimbledon Champion. However, when Murray - a 4 times Grand Slam finalist - announced, in 2011, that he was teaming up with the man they called the 'chokoslovakian' for the number of times he had lost a Slam final, there was widespread consensus that whoever had made the decision was either a genius or taking a huge gamble. Lendl, who had fled from behind the Iron Curtain at the height of the Cold War to move to America in order to pursue his tennis dreams, was everything that his contemporaries – McEnroe, Becker, Connors – were not. And yet, after falling at the final hurdle 4 times, he went on to win 8 Grand Slams. But there was one title missing – Wimbledon. And he was obsessed by it. So what did Lendl and Murray see in each other that no one else did? What did Lendl do to turn Murray from a perennial runner-up to US Open Champion and the first Briton to lift the Wimbledon trophy in 77 years? Going back to Lendl’s roots and through extensive interviews and analysis of the Murray-Lendl axis seen at close quarters, Mark Hodgkinson reveals the magic formula that Lendl used to turn Murray into a champion. In so doing he lifts the lid on their relationship, and how it came to an end, which made this left-field combination the most successful in British tennis history.

The Roving Eye

A Reporter's Love Affair with Paris, Politics & Sport

Author: Richard Evans (Former journalist)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911525486

Category: Journalists

Page: N.A

View: 8446

Sports & Recreation

Love Game

A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

Author: Elizabeth Wilson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022637131X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1868

Tennis has never been played better than it is today. To watch Rafael Nadal spin a forehand at 4000 rpm, Maria Sharapova arabesque out of a serve, Serena Williams utterly destroy a short ball, or Roger Federer touch a volley into an impossibly angled winner is to watch not only the best players with the best coaching hitting with the best racquets, it is to watch the culmination of an entire history. Love Game is different from most tennis books—it isn’t a ghostwritten biography, and it won’t teach you how to slice your serve. It’s a book about tennis’s grand culture, one that unveils the sport’s long history as it lives and breathes (or grunts) in the modern game. No one is better equipped to tell this story than novelist and historian Elizabeth Wilson. With a penchant for tennis’s inherent drama, she finds its core: a psychological face off between flamboyant personalities navigating the ebbs and flows of fortune in the confines of a 78 x 36–foot box—whether of clay, grass, or DecoTurf. Walking the finely kempt lawns of Victorian England, she shows how tennis’s early role as a social pastime that included both men and women—and thus, lots of sexual tension—set it apart from most other sports and their dominant masculine appeal. Even today, when power and endurance are more important than ever, tennis still demands that the body behave gracefully and with finesse. In this way, Wilson shows, tennis has retained the vibrant spectacle of human drama and beauty that have always made it special, not just to sports fans but to popular culture. Telling the stories of all the greats, from the Renshaw brothers to Novak Djokovic, and of all the advances, from wooden racquets to network television schedules, Wilson offers a tennis book like no other, keeping the court square in our sights as history is illuminated around it.
Sports & Recreation

Wimbledon: a celebration

Author: John McPhee,Alfred Eisenstaedt

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 2749

Biography & Autobiography

But Seriously

Author: John McEnroe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316324876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 4871

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence. But after reaching the top of his game - what came next? Fifteen years after his international number-one bestseller You Cannot Be Serious, John McEnroe is back and ready to talk. Now the undisputed elder statesman of tennis, McEnroe has won over his critics as a brilliant commentator at the US Open, Wimbledon, and other Grand Slam tournaments - with outspoken views on the modern game, its top players, and the world of 21st century sport and celebrity. Who are the game's winners and losers? What's it like playing guitar onstage with the Rolling Stones, hitting balls with today's greats, confronting his former on-court nemeses, getting scammed by an international art dealer, and raising a big family while balancing McEnroe-sized expectations? In But Seriously, John McEnroe confronts his demons and reveals his struggle to reinvent himself from champion and tennis legend to father, broadcaster, and author. The result is a richly personal account, blending anecdote and reflection with razor sharp and brutally honest opinions, all in McEnroe's signature style. This is the sports book of the year: wildly entertaining, very funny, surprisingly touching, and 100% McEnroe.

The Singles Game

Author: Lauren Weisberger

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476778213

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3101

Charlotte "Charlie" Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA--and breaks her boyfriend's heart--to turn pro, Charlie joins the world's best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon's Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men's tour, who is famous for grooming champions. Charlie is his first-ever female player, and he will not let her forget it. He is determined to change her good-girl image--both on the court and off--and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven-figure endorsement deals. Her not-so-secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details. Charlie's ascension to the social throne parallels her rising rank on the women's tour--but at a major price. Lauren Weisberger's novel brings us exclusive behind-the-scenes details from all the Grand Slam tournaments: the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon. Charlie Silver jets around the globe, plays charity matches aboard Mediterranean megayachts, models in photo shoots on Caribbean beaches, walks the red carpet at legendary player parties, and sidesteps looming scandals--all while trying to keep her eyes on the real prize. In this sexy, unputdownable read about young tennis stars who train relentlessly to compete at the highest levels while living in a world obsessed with good looks and Instagram followers, Charlie must discover the secret to having it all--or finally shatter the illusion for good"--
Sports & Recreation

The Tennis Book

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Tennis

Author: John Parsons,Henry Wancke

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781780978871

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 7395

Written by an acknowledged authority, and featuring action-packed photos throughout, this updated edition of The Tennis Book is the definitive guide to the game. It covers everything fans want to know, with essential information on all the superstars (Serena and Venus Williams, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal) and Grand Slam tournaments, as well as the great matches, famous courts, business of the sport, scandals, and controversies.
Sports & Recreation


Visions of the Championships

Author: Ian Hewitt,Bob Martin

Publisher: Vision Sports Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781907637124

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1696

A lavish coffee table book from the team behind the award-winning Centre Court (VSP, 2009), Wimbledon: Visions of the Championships features sensational behind-the-scenes pictures of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, the Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova and many more current tennis stars. The book captures the magical atmosphere of those two weeks in June - the quintessential Englishness of it all with the players in white, the pristine lawns, Pimms and strawberries and cream, ballboys, ballgirls and (of course) plenty of rain!

You Can’t Win Anything With Kids

A History of the English Premier League Told Through Quotes

Author: Gavin Newsham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946928

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 2824

For this unique gift title, the history of the Premier League is told through the words and quotations of its players, managers, their contemporaries and the media. This is the English Premier League in the words of the people who helped shape it into the world's most exciting league competition. From Alan Hansen's infamous "You can't win anything with kids†? and Roy Keane's "prawn sandwich†? rant to Kevin Keegan's "I will love it if we beat them...†? meltdown and Sir Alex Ferguson's famous "[It's] squeaky bum time†?, this beautifully packaged book captures the highs and lows as well the fun and theatre of 24 seasons of the Premier League. Branded by the National Football Museum, the world's leading football museum, the oral history approach makes for a fun and accessible book, telling the story of all of the important Premier League moments – as well as the outcome of each of the seasons – in a unique and absorbing way.
Sports & Recreation

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running

From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

Author: Andrew Boyd Hutchinson

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1631440772

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 1923

In The Complete History of Cross-Country Running, author Andrew Boyd Hutchinson captures the full history of cross-country running, from the early 1800s to the present day, on both a national and international scale. It includes chronicles of legendary teams, inspirational tales of achievement, controversies, and interviews with record‐breaking runners past and present. From Walter George and Alfred Shrubb to Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rogers, and Galen Rupp—and everyone in between—Hutchinson uncovers all angles, via training logs, discussions with coaches, and the review of newspaper archives for race results and forgotten storylines. He offers commentary from Olympians such as David Torrence and Shannon Rowbury, amongst others. Along the way, the book addresses the following topics: • How cross country began in England • How the sport found its way to American colleges and universities • The birth of the International Cross-Country Championships • All the close events, including the 2012 race between Molly Huddle and Sara Hall at the US National Cross-Country Championship • And so much more!
Sports & Recreation

A Game to Love

In Celebration of Tennis

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419700019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 1953

Collects over two hundred photographs celebrating the sport of tennis, complemented by quotations from some of the game's legendary and contemporary players, including Roger Federer, John McEnroe, Billie Jean King, and Boris Becker.
Tennis players

Lottie Dod, Champion of Champions

The Story of an Athlete

Author: Jeffrey Pearson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Tennis players

Page: 95

View: 7208

A biography of the greatest sportswoman of her time and her remarkable life.
Grand Prix motorcycle racing


The Illustrated History

Author: Michael Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780979984

Category: Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Page: 256

View: 9080

The thrill of the fastest sport on two wheels explodes out of this high-revving pictorial history, now fully updated and revised! Decade by decade, it traces the evolution of MotoGP--the tracks, the daring exploits of racing legends, the technological innovations, and the superbikes. Packed with photographs and insights from motorcycling's greatest personalities, MotoGP is the ultimate celebration of this exhilarating sport.