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.
First and Only Official Career Overview
Author: Filip Dewulf,Wilfried De Jong
Publisher: Cannibal Pub
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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: Frank van de Winkel
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
Author: Joel Creasey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 227. Chapters: Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Leander Paes, Bob and Mike Bryan, Jana Novotna, Ken Rosewall, Marat Safin, Daniela Hantuchova, Todd Woodbridge, Jonas Bjorkman, Pam Shriver, Helena Sukova, Samantha Stosur, Justine Henin, Fabrice Santoro, Zheng Jie, Lisa Raymond, Andre Agassi, Mahesh Bhupathi. Excerpt: Rafael "Rafa" Nadal Parera (Catalan: , Spanish: born 3 June 1986) is a Spanish professional tennis player and a former world no. 1. As of 10 December 2012), he is ranked no. 4 by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time; his success on clay has earned him the nickname "The King of Clay," and has prompted several experts to regard him as the greatest clay court player in history. Nadal has won eleven Grand Slam singles titles, including an all-time record seven French Open titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, a record 21 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments (tied with Roger Federer), and was also part of the Spain Davis Cup team that won the finals in 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2011. He completed the Career Grand Slam by winning the 2010 US Open, being the seventh player in history, and the youngest of four in the Open Era, to achieve it. He is the second male player to complete the Career Golden Slam (winner of the Career Grand Slam and the Olympic gold medal) after Andre Agassi. Nadal has at least two Grand Slam titles on each of the three surfaces (hard court, grass, and clay), the second player to achieve this feat after Mats Wilander. By winning the 2012 French Open, he became the second male player and is one of three to win any Grand Slam tournament seven times (Pete Sampras's and Federer's seven Wimbledon titles). Nadal had a 32-match...
Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Novak Djokovic, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuzn
Author: Source Wikipedia
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.
The Power of Statistics
Author: Franc Klaassen,Jan R. Magnus
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Business & Economics
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.
Was Sie schon immer über die Tenniswelt wissen wollten
Author: Mark Hodgkinson
Publisher: Stiebner Verlag GmbH
Category: Sports & Recreation
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.
Author: Robert B. Parker,Helen Brann
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.
Author: George Allen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
* 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.
An American Lyric
Author: Claudia Rankine
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Category: Literary Collections
Category: Almanacs, German
Providing a complete review of the year in sports, this reference includes statistical reports, photographs, histories, previews, and special features on the world's major sports.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Publisher: Time Books
Category: Flanders (Belgium)
Provides timely and informative profiles of the world's most interesting people.
The People Behind Today's Headlines. 2006 cumulation
Author: Laura Avery
Politik, Geld, Szene, Leute