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From Publishers Weekly: If you think only male professional tennis players exhibit less-than-mature behavior on and off center court, youre in for a surprise with Wertheims candid tell-all account of a year spent following the superstars and also-rans on the WTA Tour, from the 2000 Australian Open to the 2000 U.S. Open. Wertheim (senior writer for Sports Illustrated) pulls no punches as he profiles the egos, catty repartee, emotional battering and dysfunctional family relationships that drive Venus and Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Anna Kournikova, Monica Seles and some lesser-known professionals. Womens tennis is now the worlds most popular and financially successful womens sport, surpassing mens tennis in television viewership, but still lagging behind the men in prize money. The outspoken sportswomen are not unaware of their sex appeal and appear, for the most part, willing and eager to cash in on it. Sound bites range from petulant to downright insulting (Hingis), while a model-pretty player like Kournikova can exude icy diva vibes and garner huge bonuses even though she has yet to win a major tournament. After winning the 2000 U.S. Open, Venus Williams talked smack to then-President Bill Clinton, asking him to lower her property taxes. But underlying the bravado of these successful athletes is the specter of abuse and dysfunction. Wertheim is unafraid to name names and reveals that the tennis dad is even more dangerous than the stage mother, among other unpleasant truths.







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TENNIS EXPRESS Venus Envy By L. Jon Wertheim If you think only male professional tennis players exhibit less-than-mature behavior on and off center court, you`re in for a surprise with Wertheim`s candid tell-all account of a year spent following the superstars and also-rans on the WTA Tour, from the 2000 Australian Open to the 2000 U.S. Open. Category: EMPTY Product #: 0060197749 Regular price: $25.00 $ $19.99 Available from: Tennis Express Condition: New In stock!