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Title US Open : 50 years of championship tennis / foreword by Serena Williams ; United States Tennis Association with Richard S. Rennert.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Abrams, 2018.


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  796.342 US    Check Shelf
Description 271 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Summary "Published on the occasion of the US Open's fiftieth anniversary, this richly illustrated book is a celebration of the most electrifying event in tennis, bringing to life all of the key moments and unforgettable personalities from the competition's history. Covering everything from the inaugural tournament in 1968 and the legends of the early years, such as Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King, through today's most exciting matches and players, including Roger Federer and Serena Williams, this book provides a comprehensive and insightful looks at the US Open. Original contributions from journalists, players, coaches, and notable fans stand alongside exclusive photography of the many household names who have made their mark competing on the game's biggest stage for the Grand Slam championship. A perfect gift for any tennis fan, this book is a vibrant tribute to the sport, its fans, and its champions."--Page [2] of cover.
Contents The 1960s. Open season -- West side story -- Marathon man -- Dynamic duos -- Arthur Ashe -- Grand slam II -- The 1970s. Billie Jean King -- Stealing the show -- Home improvements -- Finally - Mixed results -- Jimmy Connors -- Impossible dreams -- Chris Evert -- Public access -- John McEnroe -- Tracy Austin -- The 1980s. Martina Navratilova -- Top tandems -- A long day's journey -- Ivan Lendl -- Unrivaled -- Steffi Graf -- The 1990s. Pete Sampras -- Requiem for a counterpuncher -- Defining moments -- Andre Agassi -- Arthur Ashe Kids' Day -- Center stage -- Serena Williams -- The 2000s. Venus Williams -- Showtime -- A family affair -- American idols -- Teen titans -- Roger Federer -- Style points -- Kim Clijsters -- The 2010s. Rafael Nadal -- Two bounces -- Strategic transformation -- Great expectations -- Three for all -- Fan fare -- Love-50 -- US Open champions.
Subject U.S. Open (Tennis tournament) -- History.
U.S. Open (Tennis tournament)
Tennis -- Tournaments -- New York (State)
Tennis -- Tournaments -- New York (State) -- Pictorial works.
Tennis players -- Biography.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrations & Events.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Sports.
Tennis. (OCoLC)fst01147615
Tennis players. (OCoLC)fst01147686
Tennis -- Tournaments. (OCoLC)fst01147642
New York (State) (OCoLC)fst01210280
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Illustrated works.
Added Author Williams, Serena, 1981- writer of foreword.
Rennert, Richard Scott, 1956- contributor.
United States Tennis Association, author.
Added Title US Open : fifty years of championship tennis
United States Open : 50 years of championship tennis
United States Open : fifty years of championship tennis
ISBN 9781419732188 (hardcover)
1419732188 (hardcover)
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