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Serena: An illustrated celebration of Serena Williams

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A 23-times Grand Slam Champion, most WTA match wins on tour and ranked #1 over ten consecutive years – Serena Williams is the ultimate champion. Always a fierce competitor, Serena’s unique story is one of overcoming challenges through an incredible determination, supreme talent and unmatched drive.

In this innovative illustrated biography, Serena Williams’s tennis is
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Hardcover, 240 pages
Published June 20th 2019 by White Lion Publishing
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    Janet
    Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

    Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player – male or female – of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than either Steffi Graf or Roger Federer.

    Always a fierce competitor, her story – which began on the cracked public courts of
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    LiA
    Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
    Recommends it for: Tennis aficionados and sport book lovers
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    Mark Hodgkinson is a true fan, and this is probably the main raison d’être for his 240-pages graphic biography Serena. An illustrated celebration of Serena Williams. In nine chapters with stylish titles – Ghetto, Cinderella, The Serena Slam, The Mother of all Controversies etc. – he offers a trove of information about an extraordinary athlete covering twenty years of her excellent career, including much of the 2019 season. The best feature of the book are, however, awesome photographs, which ...more
    Drew Stiling
    Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
    Glad that I didn't spend money on this uninteresting hagiography. It was clear from the start the author was not going to have anything insightful or critical about Serena.

    I was greatly unimpressed with the writing ability of the author. It felt like the reading level of this book was primary school.

    I found the font size to be too small and thus difficult to read.

    There was an abundance of complicated graphics in the book. I quickly grew tired of deciphering what the complicated graphics were
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