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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 313 pages. In 1970 Court became the first woman in the open e ra to win the singles Grand Slam (all four major tournaments in a calendar year). The youngest player in history to win the Austra lian Open at 17, the Aussie Amazon then won 24 singles, 19 double s and 21 mixed doubles titles, for an extraordinary career record of 64 major titles overall. Yet Margaret Court is a controversia l figure today for often hard line religious views. This long-awa ited autobiography explains what lit a fire in the poor girl from Albury and made her the greatest champion tennis has seen and th e fierce woman she is. Court was born in 1942 to a hard-living fa ther and acutely agoraphobic mother. Her first 'racquet' was an o ld fence paling, but after winning French, US and Wimbledon champ ionships as a teenager, she held the world #1 ranking for seven o f her 17 years on the professional circuit, touring with her two of her four children during her long reign. But having risen so h igh Margaret fell hard in retirement. After a period of depressio n and seclusion, she was reborn in 1991 as an ordained minister a nd founder of Victory Life Churches. Today, 'Pastor Marg' preache s to 1500+ every Sunday and feeds thousands of Perth's lost, home less and hungry via her charities. Seller Inventory # 2113l
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Three grand slams. 64 major titles. Seven years as world number 1. The extraordinary story of the greatest tennis champion of all time. Good condition. Seller Inventory # 089784
Book Description Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Hardcover with black boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 670gms, 313 pages, illustrated endpapers. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration/spotting throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear and scuffing, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Seller Inventory # BIOAUS1013
Book Description Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine in Mylar Sleeve. First Edition. A firm straight unmarked book and dust jacket. Just out of storage, appears unread. Seller Inventory # 043272