Kim Clijsters

First and Only Official Career Overview

Author: Filip Dewulf,Wilfried De Jong

Publisher: Cannibal Pub

ISBN: 9789491376580

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 6144

Tennis player Kim Clijsters built up an impressive honours list on court, but she also showed her superb class off court with her modesty, spontaneity, and joviality. For this book, Belgium's greatest ever sports ambassadress has chosen 30 of the most important moments of her exceptional 15-year career.

Kim Clijsters

de biografie

Author: Frank van de Winkel

Publisher: Spectrum

ISBN: 9000306418

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 4093

Kim Clijsters was nummer één op de wereldranglijst, won grandslamtoernooien en werd steenrijk. Maar de tennissport is zij al lang overstegen. Zij is uitgegroeid tot een icoon van deze eeuw; Time Magazine plaatste haar al eens als zestiende op de lijst van meest invloedrijke personen ter wereld, nog voor Barack Obama. Ze wordt alom bewonderd als een moderne vrouw die een uiterst succesvolle carrière met het moederschap combineert, en zo een voorbeeldfunctie voor vele vrouwen wereldwijd heeft. Daarbij blijft ze vriendelijk, bescheiden en lijkt ze gelukkig. Een onbezorgd zondagskind was ze echter niet altijd. Zeker niet toen haar verloving met collega-tennisspeler Lleyton Hewitt op de klippen liep of toen haar vader overleed aan kanker. Al evenmin toen collega Justine Henin haar tijdelijk overvleugelde en er een bitter tweegevecht uitbrak. Om maar te zwijgen van de lichamelijke zorgen en de te magere erelijst voor iemand met zoveel talent. In een diepgravend psychologisch portret wordt verteld wat deze vrouw meegemaakt heeft en wat haar drijft. Waarom ze zowel privé' als professioneel succes heeft en natuurlijk ook met welke demonen ze kampt.


Author: Joel Creasey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925310787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 2260

A hilarious rollercoaster ride of life behind the curtains with Australia's funniest rising star of comedy With a foreword by Chrissie Swan Joel Creasey has known he wanted to be on the world’s stage since he was in short pants, and nothing was going to get in his way. After his first stand-up performance at 17, he had to follow his dream – that is, to always have the spotlight on him. His breakout moment was appearing on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, and now he's a comedy superstar, performing non-stop at sellout events in Australia and around the world. Even the late, great comedy superstar Joan Rivers was a fan, inviting him to open for her last Broadway shows. Like Joel, Thirsty is acerbically funny, and full of his most personal, hilarious, joyous, heartbreaking, outrageous, ridiculous and scandalous stories. From what it’s like to be growing up gay in suburban Australia, with parents who understand the call of the spotlight - his mum was a West End actress, his dad starred in the famous Solo Man advertisements and both his parents were extras in Star Wars – to his early life at school, finding his comedy and what life is like on the road now. From the ridiculous (visiting the anti-gay capital of Australia) to the sublime (opening for his idol Joan Rivers), this is the story of a hopeless romantic who believes women should run the world and men should just kiss him.

Spiel, Satz und Sieg

Was Sie schon immer über die Tenniswelt wissen wollten

Author: Mark Hodgkinson

Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3767920662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7738

Detaillierte Porträts der wichtigsten Tennis-Ikonen, verblüffende Statistiken und bemerkenswerte Tennisrekorde - »Spiel, Satz und Sieg« bietet Ihnen eine unterhaltsame Mischung der interessantesten Daten und Fakten aus der Tenniswelt: eben alles, was ein echter Tennis-Fan schon immer wissen wollte. Auch die exzentrischen Seiten des Sports werden in diesem Titel nicht außer Acht gelassen: bizarre Diäten, seltsame Trainingsmethoden und merkwürdige Outfits - sie alle finden Platz in diesem Buch. Mit Infos zu den größten und unvergessenen Momenten des Tennis, von einem 17-jährigen Boris Becker, der unerwartet Wimbledon gewinnt über Roger Federers zwanzigsten Grand Slam Sieg - ist »Spiel, Satz und Sieg« das perfekte Nachschlagewerk für ambitionierte Amateur-Spieler und engagierte Fernsehsessel-Fans.

Analyzing Wimbledon

The Power of Statistics

Author: Franc Klaassen,Jan R. Magnus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199355967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 5722

In tennis, is it true that beginning to serve in a set gives an advantage? Can the outcome of a match be predicted? Which points are important, and do real champions win the big points? Do players serve optimally? Does 'winning mood' exist? The book answers such questions, demonstrating the power and beauty of statistical reasoning.

Wimbledon Singles Championships - Complete Open Era Results 2014 Edition

Author: Simon Barclay


ISBN: 1291964312

Category: Reference

Page: 324

View: 9031

This book contains every result at the Wimbledon Gentlemen's and Ladies Singles Championships since the open era began in 1968. For the 2014 edition, there are full details of all 256 players taking part in the main draws, their rankings before and after the tournament and their 5-year performance at Wimbledon. Results from the Roehampton qualifying competition are also included. The statistics section contains a point-by-point record of the finals as well as statistics for the matches and set by set. This 323-page book is a complete record of the 2014 tournament, and a fully detailed reference of the open era at Wimbledon.

Silent Night

Author: Robert B. Parker,Helen Brann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698155157

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 1973

It’s a white Christmas in Boston and Spenser and Susan are looking toward all the joys of the holiday. But the mood turns dark when a young boy named Slide contacts Spenser. Street-tough and world-weary, the eleven-year-old convinces Spenser to meet with Jackie Alvarez, who runs a shelter for homeless youth—one under inexplicable threats by persons unknown. Jackie and Slide need Spenser’s help to stop the intimidation before it escalates into something much worse. But when the source of the threats is revealed to be even more sinister than first imagined, Spenser must find a way to protect Slide and the other lost boys for whom the shelter is the last chance for a better life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports

Author: George Allen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596986352

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 3579

Politics and sports: they’re two of America’s greatest passions. And George Allen—former U.S. Senator, former Virginia Governor, and son of the great NFL coach George Allen, Sr.—brings these two worlds together in his new book, What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports. Having spent his life with one foot in the sports arena and the other in the political arena, Allen brings his unique perspective and experiences to What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports. Through personal stories, anecdotes, and interviews, Allen draws both parallels and contrasts between two of our nation’s favorite passions. From national security, to wasteful government spending, to judicial activism, Allen proves that our government need look no further than the football field, baseball diamond, or basketball court to solve today’s pressing problems.What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sportsshows what Washington can learn from the greatest moments—and failures—in sports, as well as from the spirit and principles of fair play, hard work, and keeping score.


An American Lyric

Author: Claudia Rankine

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973485

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 9671

* Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry * * Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award * ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR. Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, Slate, Time Out New York, Vulture, Refinery 29, and many more . . . A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia Rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV-everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Flanders (Belgium)

Page: N.A

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Politik, Geld, Szene, Leute

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Sports Illustrated: Almanac 2004

Author: Editors of Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Sports Illustrated

ISBN: 9781931933797

Category: Reference

Page: 896

View: 2572

Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this authoritative reference provides statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports

Playing With the Boys

Why Separate is Not Equal in Sports

Author: Eileen McDonagh,Laura Pappano

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840598

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9330

Athletic contests help define what we mean in America by "success." By keeping women from "playing with the boys" on the false assumption that they are inherently inferior, society relegates them to second-class citizens. In this forcefully argued book, Eileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano show in vivid detail how women have been unfairly excluded from participating in sports on an equal footing with men. Using dozens of powerful examples--girls and women breaking through in football, ice hockey, wrestling, and baseball, to name just a few--the authors show that sex differences are not sufficient to warrant exclusion in most sports, that success entails more than brute strength, and that sex segregation in sports does not simply reflect sex differences, but actively constructs and reinforces stereotypes about sex differences. For instance, women's bodies give them a physiological advantage in endurance sports, yet many Olympic events have shorter races for women than men, thereby camouflaging rather than revealing women's strengths.