Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Gr A biography of the surprise winner of the women's singles division of the United States Open, Serena Williams, and her sister Venus. Not since Althea Gibson has U. The matches-wins and losses-along with how these young women motivate and sustain one another in their growth and development are clearly written in engaging prose.
By Elizabeth Weil. V enus is hitting the ball, still, after all these years. Venus, the dutiful Williams daughter, who actually followed the page playbook her father wrote even before she was born to make her a tennis champion. Venus, who in following that playbook delivered on the dreams of the old man now sitting courtside on a bench watching her practice in the syrup-thick West Palm Beach morning. Richard, white-bearded and diminished by age, reportedly had a stroke, and in its wake he and Lakeisha have been dragging each other through a messy divorce.
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