Traces the lives and tennis careers of Venus and Serena Williams, sisters who turned professional as teenagers and rose to the top of women's tennis while maintaining a strong family bond. Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Codice inventario libreria
The author shares the life stories of Venus and Serena Williams, who charged onto center court in professional tennis at the end of the 20th century with a force never before seen in the sport. No other women tennis players have matched their strength, their speed, or their overall athleticism, and none have achieved the status and celebrity they have gained on and off the court as they powered to the number one and two rankings in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Venus and Serena Williams represent in many ways a shift in attitudes concerning women in sports, particularly African American women. By playing tough tennis, they conveyed to the public that it was acceptable for women to be strong, to have muscles, and to compete.
When Venus and Serena first appeared in the public eye, their hair bound in beads bespoke their ethnic pride, the braces on their teeth belied their youth, and their grit and determination enabled them to withstand challenges concerning the attitudes of these young African American women in what had traditionally been a white-washed sport. This book shares their stories, and it provides a way to consider the impact of race, gender, and culture, and the influence these have through sport in shaping popular culture. Includes a timeline and a bibliography of print and electronic sources for additional research.
Shares the life stories of the Williams sisters, who have made significant achievements for both women and African Americans through the sport of tennis as well as their personal lives.
Titolo: Venus And Serena Williams
Casa editrice: Greenwood Pub Group
Data di pubblicazione: 2005
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Greenwood, 2005. Condizione libro: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP66016867
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Venus and Serena Williams: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies). Codice libro della libreria SKU0418269