The exciting history of the modern game with profiles of its greatest players.
From the heat of the Australian Open to the red clay of the French Open, to the majesty of Wimbledon All England to the humidity at the US Open, tennis has been a global sport for decades.
Starting with the tennis pioneers of the 20th century right up to today, star players have influenced cultural movements, ushered in the casual sporting style and sex appeal, and the fight for equal rights. Tennis was the first sport to have openly gay athletes and is the only major sport where women and men take home equal earnings. Tennis has been a leader in race relations since the 1960s.
Tennis' Greatest Stars profiles the 50 greatest and most influential players of the game and presents a historical narrative of athletic prowess, popular culture and social responsibility.
Tennis' Greatest Stars features 50 player profiles in the following categories:
Pioneers and Trailblazers
The Golden Age
The 21st Century
Tennis' Greatest Stars is packed with action photographs that celebrate the game and thoughtful essays, which cover such topics as the birth of modern tennis, the major tournaments, international play, the various court surfaces and new technologies.
This is a superb book for the fan and a compelling history of a great game.