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Justine Henin: From Tragedy to Triumph

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  2 reviews
One of the best women tennis players of all time, Justine Henin’s dazzling array of shots, combined with her immense personal courage, have earned her enormous respect among current players and former champions alike. Justine’s success is all the more remarkable considering that off-court she has had to weather a series of family tragedies, a debilitating virus, the breakd ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published May 25th 2008)
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Not bad. Ryan's writing style could use a bit of work, he is particularly fond of certain words and phrases such as 'perhaps he/she didn't need to', 'tamed' and 'cast as the hero/heroine/villain of the piece'. Apart from that my only other criticism is that perhaps he should have started his biography at the start; that is, he should have begun the story from childhood onwards. Instead he dips from adulthood to childhood randomly.
The writing was too florid and, on occasion, ungrammatical, but that is of no consequence. Justine is my favorite female tennis player EVER (sorry Steffi, Monica, et al), and hero worship has quelled the critic in me. I loved reading the chapter on the US Open semifinal against Capriati in 2003. It brought back pleasing memories of watching that fantastic nailbiter until 1 a.m. on a long ago Friday night.
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