Ladies of the Court

Ladies of the Court

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The stars of the women's tennis tour are the richest, most famous, and most conspicuous female athletes in the world, and yet the public's perception of them is often limited to the little that can be gleaned from press conferences and photo opportunities. Eager to get beyond the cosmetic image, Michael Mewshaw followed the circuit from Rome to Paris, London, New York, and points in between. Along the way he met teenage millionaires such as Monica Seles, Jennifer Capriati, and Mary Joe Fernandez. Then he talked to their opponents, obscure girls struggling to stay on the tour and continuing to pursue a dream. He spoke with adolescents, anxious about their emerging sexuality, and veterans trying to balance love affairs, marriages, and motherhood with the demands of a tennis career. A celebrated sports writer, he analyzes matches, discusses strategy, and describes practice more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 149.9 x 226.1 x 22.9mm | 2,472.11g
  • Olmstead Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New
  • 1587540134
  • 9781587540134

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