Serena Williams On the Line

ISBN 13: 9781600248573

On the Line

3.64 avg rating
( 344 ratings by Goodreads )
9781600248573: On the Line
View all copies of this ISBN edition:

The Grand Slam and Olympic champion traces her rise from a disadvantaged childhood to one of the world's top women tennis players, sharing frank coverage of subjects ranging from her battles with racism and the injuries that threatened her career to her current roles as a philanthropist and media personality. Read by Serena Williams. Simultaneous.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Serena Williams is one of the top athletes in tennis and in all of sports. At the age of 27, she has captured every major title. Growing up in Compton, CA, she was trained by her father on the public tennis courts before rising up the tennis ranks. Serena has wide-ranging interests aside from tennis, including starting her own fashion line to opening a school for children in Africa.

Daniel Paisner is the author or co-author of more than forty books. He has collaborated on seven New York Times best-selling titles, including Denzel Washington's A Hand to Guide Me, Whoopi Goldberg's Book and Geraldo Rivera's Exposing Myself. He lives in Port Washington, NY.

From Publishers Weekly:

In this able mid-career autobiography, tennis sensation Williams chronicles a childhood spent living the game with her four sisters and determined parents, and the success that followed. Faith, work ethic, and a love of tennis were paramount to the Williams children's upbringing, qualities that saw her through title contests from coast to coast, and then worldwide. Along the way, she's established schools in third world countries and visited "slave castles" on the African coast; she also persevered through the fatal shooting of her oldest sister in 2003. Waylaid briefly, Williams came back stronger than ever, a testament to her determination, sheer guts and game sense of humor. Philosophical nuggets are scattered throughout: "You might think you're in control, but you're never really in control"; "It can be very isolating, very lonely, competing at a high level in an individual sport"; and "Remember, there are so many more important things. This is so small." Besides recapping important matches, Williams also looks at her sponsorships, sportswear line, and romances, but returns again and again to the unbreakable Williams family ties, especially between Serena and her equally successful sister Venus.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:

Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780446553667: On the Line

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0446553662 ISBN 13:  9780446553667
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, 2009

9781410422439: On the Line (Thorndike Press Large Print African American Series)

Thornd..., 2010