The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America's Grand Slam

The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America's Grand Slam


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The Open Book: Celebrating 40 Years of America's Grand Slam by United States Tennis Association

A celebration of the sport of tennis and a spectacle of its most electrifying event, this book brings to life the historical moments, exciting highlights, and overall emotion of the US Open. From the early years of Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe to current players like Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, each of these household names have made their mark competing on the game's biggest stage. The pages are filled with background information for each champion, interesting tidbits from their winning years, and highlights from the past four decades. The stunning photographs allow readers to feel the enthusiasm that surrounded each champion during their journey to victory, and the accompanying US Open Court of Champions DVD features video tributes to the 15 greatest singles champions in the history of the US Open with footage never made available before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781600781575
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 820,411
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

The United States Tennis Association is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the United States that was created to standardize rules and regulations and promote and develop the growth of tennis in the United States. Rick Rennert is the author of two biographies, Henry Aaron and Jesse Owens, and has edited dozens of sports books. Billie Jean King is a former professional tennis player who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

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