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The Resource Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova

Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova

Label
Unstoppable : my life so far
Title
Unstoppable
Title remainder
my life so far
Statement of responsibility
Maria Sharapova
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating-and candid-story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then-at perhaps the peak of her career-Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months-a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova's is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her-with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova's Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win-whatever the odds
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharapova, Maria
Dewey number
  • 796.342092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV994.S28
LC item number
S53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharapova, Maria
  • Sharapova, Maria
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
Label
Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374715311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4A847B20-0B03-48E3-9DDF-3F1BD3C01CD7
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002672828
  • on1002672828
  • 2963299
Label
Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780374715311
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4A847B20-0B03-48E3-9DDF-3F1BD3C01CD7
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002672828
  • on1002672828
  • 2963299

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