Published in association with the International Tennis Federation, World of Tennis is the most comprehensive yearbook published of results, trends and events in the ever-expanding world game.
Feature articles from the best names in tennis journalism.
Results of all Grand Slam tournaments, the men’s and women’s international circuit, team competitions and satellite circuits.
In-depth profiles of the top 75 men and women players in the world.
National association names and addresses.
Illustrated throughout with quality action photographs, plus two 8pp colour plate sections.
World of Tennis is the ideal companion and reference book on the game.
“THIS IS ONE TENNIS BOOK YOU SHOULD NOT BE WITHOUT” Daily Mail
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The 33rd edition of the International Tennis Federation's annual World of Tennis, edited by Financial Times and BBC journalist John Barrett, aims to be both a comprehensive review of the previous season and a taster for the year ahead. Assessments of the stars and their exploits are all underpinned by an authoritative statistical record.
2000 was a vintage year in tennis; a hugely popular, record-breaking triumph by perhaps the outstanding player of the last century--a seventh Wimbledon for Pete Sampras. New titans emerged, in the shape of Brazilian Gustavo Kuerten and the remarkable Venus Williams, whose US Open win and doubles/singles clean sweep at both Wimbledon and the Olympics may have ushered in a reign to equal that of Martina Navratilova.
In many ways, it was a case of Venus Williams first, the rest nowhere. I know the [ranking] computer thinks otherwise and computers never lie, do they? But ... she put together a winning streak of 35 matches that stamped her as one of the greatest athletes ever to pick up a racket.
World of Tennis draws on the expertise of some of the game's top journalists and commentators to put the year's events in context and it's the quality of these features--and a generous helping of colour photography--that lifts the book out of the ordinary. With over five hundred pages of small type, a comprehensive results database, profiles of all today's significant players and the all-time greats, this is a genuine treasure trove for tennis fans. Time will tell if it is worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Wisden's cricket annuals--as yet it lacks that publication's fierce independence of spirit--but it possesses a similar scope and love for its sport. --Alex HankinReview:
‘The tennis bible… is to tennis what the Rothams Yearbook is to football.’
‘Contains every fact and figure on tennis…’
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007111290