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: 3887

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: 5963

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.

Thirsty

Author: Joel Creasey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1925310787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 4136

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.

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: 7427

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.

World Almanac and Book of Facts 2014

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600571832

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 6529

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this updated resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Published annually since 1868, this compendium of information is the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2014 edition of The World Almanac reviews the events of 2013 and will be your go-to source for any questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® contains thousands of facts that are unavailable publicly elsewhere. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more.

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429950854

Category: Reference

Page: 1376

View: 1781

A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.

Wimbledon Singles Championships - Complete Open Era Results 2014 Edition

Author: Simon Barclay

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291964312

Category: Reference

Page: 324

View: 4076

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: 2400

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: 7821

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.

Citizen

An American Lyric

Author: Claudia Rankine

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973485

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 160

View: 2146

* 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.

Almanac 2006

Author: Sports Illustrated

Publisher: Time Books

ISBN: 9781932994759

Category: Reference

Page: 863

View: 7929

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.

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: 6649

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to 40,000 Baby Names, 2nd Edition

Author: Marcia Layton Turner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101014490

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 448

View: 3627

From Atticus to Zuzu With 10,000 additional names and 50 additional lists (200 total), this latest edition is the most comprehensive guide to naming newborns on the market, and the most fun! With specialized lists, from world leaders to favorite characters from children's literature, biblical figures to Wiccan/ Gothic/Vampire names, Olympic medalists to Nobel Prize winners, plus alphabetized lists for each gender, this guide makes the name game easy, pleasurable, and enlightening. - Approximately 4 million babies born every year in the U.S, and they all need names! - Contains 40,000 names, 10,000 more than The Everything Baby Names Book and 35,000 more than Baby Names for Dummies - Includes 200 specialized lists - even the names that have the best and worst nicknames - which add to the fun of selecting the perfect name

What's in a Name?

From Joseph P. Frisbie to Roy Jacuzzi, How Everyday Items Were Named for Extraordinary People

Author: Philip Dodd

Publisher: Penguin Group

ISBN: 1592404324

Category: Humor

Page: 265

View: 6434

An entertaining study of the vagaries of the English language looks at the history of some of our most unusual eponymous words, furnishing profiles of the individuals--from the fields of art, science, history, and more--who have lent their names to a variety of colorful words. Originally published as The Reverend Guppy's Aquarium. Reprint.

The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999

Author: John Parsons

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781565547148

Category:

Page: 160

View: 9313

Endorsed by the All England Lawn Tennis Club, this is the official record of the 113th staging of The Lawn Tennis Championships, which Pete Sampras calls "the biggest and best tournament in the world-the granddaddy of them all." The 1999 Championships had a distinctly American flavor, with Sampras returning for his sixth win and Lindsay Davenport claiming her first women's title. A day-by-day tour of the frenzied volleys, backhands, and aces allows the reader to keep track of the victories, upsets, and emotions of all of the matches. The Official Wimbledon Annual 1999 serves up all of the highlights of the most renowned fortnight of tennis in the world in both breathtaking action photographs and equally vivid text. For tennis fans, it is even sweeter than strawberries and cream.

Getting a Grip

On My Body, My Mind, My Self

Author: Monica Seles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583333303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 290

View: 832

The youngest winner in French Open history, racking up eight Grand Slam titles, former tennis champion Monica Seles relates her struggles with binge-eating and depression and the peace and balance she had been searching for after an excruciating injury forced her on the sidelines.