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PDF Ï On the Line À Serena Williams 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 racuet that was almost as big as her Rather than dropping the racuet 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 Pros Great book came well packagedCons None

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FREE MOBI ✓ DOC On the Line ↠ DANPASHLEY ´ ❮BOOKS❯ ✯ On the Line ⚡ Author Serena Williams – Danpashley.co.uk 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 ill 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 racuet that was almost as big as her Rather than dropping the racuet 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 Very interesting and inspirational I really enjoyed reading this autobio because i learn what it takes to be a champion

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On the LineOne 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 racuet that was almost as big as her Rather than dropping the racuet 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 With 11 major titles Serena Williams is arguably the best female tennis player of her generation with only her sister Venus and Justin Henin challenging her for the title As is true of most top level athletes Serena is beloved by many but also has a fair number of detractors especially after some recent on court behavior at the 2009 US Open I have long been a fan of hers; I love her emotional aggressive style of play However like other players with this style see Mary Pierce Serena can come across as petulant and a bit of a drama ueen So I was eager to hear what she would write with the help of Daniel Paisner about her life and career so farSerena's story of growing up in Compton and becoming a world class athlete alongside her eually talented sister Venus is so well known that I wasn't expecting much new material but I wanted her insights into the tale Fortunately Serena or less delivers Her self insights aren't uite as insightful as one might hope but given that she is still mid career I wasn't expecting the kind of wisdom one might receive from a Billie Jean King Several matches and highlights of her career are detailed here; Serena writes that she selected important tennis times that helped shape her The best bits are personal about the death of her older sister Tunde and her struggles with body image Surprisingly Serena admits that her 2004 2005 career dip was mostly due to depression from the loss of her sisterHer infamous match against Kim Clijsters is described in detail No not her 2009 US Open match but the 2001 Indian Wells finals match during which Serena was booed because Venus had pulled out last minute from their semifinal match Serena and her family have said that they heard racist comments from the crowd Her version of the story is pretty unvarnished but she otherwise keeps things below a simmer elsewhere I would have liked to have read insights from Serena about the tour Instead what she gives is pretty vague describing most of the players as nice She does take a small swipe at Dinara Safina when she says that she didn't mind being ranked #3 in the world knowing that the two players ahead of her has never won a major title before However there's relatively little gossip or bravadoOverall Serena gives a fairly balanced account of herself and her career She doesn't present herself as a saint and she sometimes doesn't take as much responsibility for some of her faults as she should instead laughing it off as her being the Princess of her family I doubt that anyone's minds will be changed about Serena by reading this book I went into this book a huge fan of Serena Williams who was somewhat shaken by her behavior at the 2009 US Open a few of her comments have become unintentionally ironic after that incident including the title I ended the book feeling pretty much the same way Serena is a terrific tennis player who has some amazing ualities but is also flawed at times I was happy that I read the book and would recommend it to others interested in her career and women's tennis in general but I hope that she will someday write another book that goes deeper I'm betting that the upcoming autobiography from Andre Agassi will be that kind of reflective memoir