Author(s): Mark Hodgkinson
Autobiographies and Biographies
Serena Williams is the most successful tennis player - man or woman - of the modern, professional era, with more Grand Slams than Steffi Graf and Roger Federer. Now in the latter stages of an extraordinary career that stretches over more than twenty years, and having returned to competition after becoming a mother, she is still just as ambitious as she seeks yet more majors and records.
More than 300 weeks as the world number one and closing in on $100 million in prize-money, Williams is the ultimate champion. Always a fierce competitor, her story - which began on the cracked public courts of Compton, California - is also one of overcoming challenges through her determination, drive and talent.
In this innovative illustrated biography, Williams' tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics illustrate her serving patterns, her signature power groundstrokes, and her often-overlooked movement - as well as showcasing her astonishing records after more than two decades in the tennis elite.
Drawing on Mark Hodgkinson's conversations with the American over the course of her career, and on interviews with those closest to her, this is the ultimate celebration of the genius of Serena Williams - arguably the greatest tennis player of all time and, without question, a true global icon.