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Unstoppable: My Life So Far

Unstoppable: My Life So Far
  

The rise, and fall, and rise again of tennis sensation Maria SharapovaIn the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them. They don ... read full description below.

Available for pre-order internationally. Ships upon its international release date of 12 Sep 2017.

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ISBN 9780374279790
Release Date 12 September 2017 by Sarah Crichton Books
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sharapova, Maria
By Cohen, Rich

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ISBN-13 9780374279790
ISBN-10 0374279799
Stock Release date is 12 September 2017
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 12 Sep 2017
Publisher Sarah Crichton Books
Imprint Sarah Crichton Books
Release Date 12 September 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Sharapova, Maria
By Cohen, Rich
Category Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Tennis
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Sport
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 755469

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The rise, and fall, and rise again of tennis sensation Maria SharapovaIn the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no one is expecting them. They don t speak English. They ve arrived from Russia with only $700 and the conviction that this six-year-old will be the next tennis star. Surprisingly, they are right.Young Maria Sharapova went on to become one of the best, most famous, and highest-paid athletes. At seventeen, she won Wimbledon. At eighteen, she was ranked number one. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. Her stardom spills off the court to fashion, philanthropy, food. But at the peak of her popularity, Sharapova faced a new challenge, after testing positive for a banned drug. The backlash was shocking sponsors fled, fans berated her, and she received a two-year suspension. Despite successfully appealing her sentence, she still faced the battle of maintaining her eminence on the court and her place in fans hearts. In this gripping autobiography, written with the bestselling author Rich Cohen, Sharapova traces her precarious beginnings in Siberia to her controversial doping ban. The same way she plays tennis, she tells her story with a no-holds-barred attitude, fierce and provocative. Sharapova s story transcends the sports genre this is an inspiring tale of gritty persistence, pulsing with fearlessness and candor, utterly unforgettable.

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Author's Bio

Born in Nyagan, Russia, Maria Sharapova moved to the United States when she was seven years old. At seventeen, Sharapova beat Serena Williams to win Wimbledon. She reached the number-one world ranking at eighteen, and has held that ranking a number of times since. To date, she has won five Grand Slams. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California.

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