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The Resource Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova

Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova

Label
Unstoppable : my life so far
Title
Unstoppable
Title remainder
my life so far
Statement of responsibility
Maria Sharapova
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. 2Maria Mania3 was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then{u2015}at perhaps the peak of her career{u2015}Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF{u2019}s list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months{u2015}a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova{u2019}s career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn{u2019}t begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharapova, Maria
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharapova, Maria
  • Tennis players
  • Women tennis players
Label
Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288063993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374279790
Lccn
2017017149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Unstoppable : my life so far, Maria Sharapova
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky288063993
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780374279790
Lccn
2017017149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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