On the Line

On the Line

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On the Line 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
The book reads easily beginning from Serena's childhood, through the divorce of her parents, on to the death of her oldest sister, Tundre, until the present day. Statistics are given for all the matches Serena has played and all her opponents, along with who won and who lost. Some play by play is given in the more important games, especially those against her sister, Venice. Many photographs are included in the book. Unfortunately, Serena uses this forum to promote her religion - Jehovah Witness. She goes on for pages advocating this way of thinking and makes many references to her beliefs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an honest book that displays the mind,heart and focus of a competitive athlete. But more than that it shows how Serena confronted issues outside of tennis-racism and the challenge of starting as outsiders, too poor and too black
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book got it cheaper on hardcover for 2 dollar
Stella24 More than 1 year ago
This is a good read, however, there is nothing additional that the public doesn't already know if you follow the Williams Sisters.
robnik45 More than 1 year ago
Serena Williams delivers an ace into giving poignent insight into what makes her the champion tennis player and ambassador for success. Her self determination and belief in her abilities stems from a childhood filled with having to always overcome obstacles. I enjoyed her honesty in the book and willingness to share her faults, as much as her successes. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to be inspired to be the best.
Slessman More than 1 year ago
ON THE LINE Serena Williams with Daniel Paisner Grand Central Publishing ISBN: 978-0-446-55366-7 $26.99 257 Pages Reviewer: Annie Slessman Serena Williams did it.she beat her big sis, Venus, at Wimbledon 2009. In her new book, ON THE LINE, Serena explains that she has always been in the shadow of her big sis, Venus. Although she walks onto the tennis court to win, she loves her sister, Venus, without reservation. So, while she may have won, she still feels sadness for her sister's loss. Such is the lot of Serena. She was raised by parents that kept their children so busy on the tennis courts that they couldn't get into any trouble elsewhere. No idleness in this family. While mostly we hear of Serena and Venus Williams, their other sisters were tennis players as well. Their father saw to it that every court in their hometown and beyond was filled with William's girls. No formal training under his belt, Mr. Williams had a natural instinct for tennis. He and his wife taught their daughters the art of winning at an early age and it has served their family well in the years following. The on-court demeanor of Serena Williams does not compare to the young woman who wrote this book. As onlookers, we see the competitive, hard driving woman who never says die. When off the court, Serena is a loving person who not only cares for her family, but her community as well. This book offers a real insight into a champion. Whether it is pride in her work, pride in her family, pride in her culture.she shines as a good example for children everywhere who have a dream and have the will, tenacity and drive to see it to reality. Having watched both Serena and Venus as they face one another across the court, one senses their connection. However, being sisters has never jeopardized their on-court performances. They give their all remembering a post their father placed on public tennis courts to inspire them when they were growing up. It read: "When you fail, you fail alone." But a win for one Williams is a win for the entire family, that much is clear.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ability in a sport does not make for interesting reading when one does not play or watch it sorry add car racing tractor pulls the only game is baseball and i really dont care to hear about the players outside of their field go clubs whose seasons resemble opera or shakespeate tragedies drama and heartbreak
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
XD shes cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love watching her play on the australion open2013 shes incredible i love playing tennis!!!!
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*she stretches out on the bed, her hands behind her head.*
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FiatBooks More than 1 year ago
love serena and her athleticism! this book gives nice insight into her life and outlook on life and tennis.
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Ms_Tricia More than 1 year ago
On The Line details how Serena and her sisters were condition for success at an early age. Some may over-think how her parents desires and directions for their daughters lives were more about them as parents than it was about rearing children. However, it is the responsibility of parents to teach, guide, direct and coach their children to become successful adults. This book outlines how her parents told the time, money and encouragement to give us (the world) two great tennis players. As stated in her "U.S. Open, 2008 - My Tournament Journal" her father enstilled in them the importance of writing down their thoughts, hopes and plans which gave us the perfect insight to each journey, tournament and life experience of Serena's. I enjoyed her thoughts at the beginning of each chapter as well as her honesty on the insights of her personal life. I was also encouraged by how she detailed her hurt and pain as the strength to her status on the court. The title of this book truly captures the content on the book as well as the fire it takes to be a winner (in the eyes of Serena). This is a great read!
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A great read. I am a tennis fan and a fan of Serena's. If you are a sports fan you will enjoy reading this book.
JR3085 More than 1 year ago
This book showed me what a competitor this young woman is. But the book is more than Serena, it's Venus too. I remember in the not too distant past Mr. Williams would bring Venus and Serena to Martin Luther King Park in San Diego. I would have been too embarrassed to get spanked like that but others in our club weren't. As a matter of fact, the sisters whipped everybody in the Mountain View tennis club that came forward without breaking a sweat. I expected to see great things from these national treasures and this book explains what it took to do that. I loved ur private notes on each chapter too, Serena.
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Literature_Brisingr More than 1 year ago
it was great fun reading what serena was thinking while playing some of her amazing tennis matches. To be ranked 96th in the world and beat a couple of top ten players and win a major is amazing after being out for a year. She shares about the loss of her sister which derailed her for a little time. but I found power in the way she was able to get back to herself and to what she loves. If your a tennis fan than you will understand the game side and apreciate her honesty. I love how she only feels the game is over when it's called. As we serena fans know, she has come back from match point plenty of times. The sign of a true champion is that when the big points count, they play them well. Fun read, I read it in a few hours. Can't wait to see what the rest of her career will bring us.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Looking for a light yet positive and informative read? Consider a copy of Serena Williams' memoir. "On the Line" peels back a few layers of the life of this tennis phenom. In just twenty seven short years she has experienced what some may never experience in a lifetime. Serena discusses her highs and lows, wins and losses, triumphs and tragedies and what keeps her grounded: family and her faith. From the unforgiving streets of Compton to the U.S. Open, Serena is a testament of hard work and perseverance. "On the Line" is a smooth and easy read. I recommend it, particularly to youths. If you're looking for a scandalous, salacious, controversial tell-all with little substance, I'm afraid you have the wrong book. However, if you are looking for an inspirational journey of one girl's rise to become one of the greatest athletes of our time, then this is the book for you. Reviewed by: Tracy
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