People in the News, Lucent Books' contemporary biography series profiles the lives and careers of some of today's most prominent newsmakers. Whether covering contributions and achievements or notorious deeds, books in this series examine why these well-known people garner public attention. Through quotations from the individuals profiled as well as from friends, supporters, and critics, readers learn how these men and women view themselves as well as how others regard them. Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.
Admired for his perfect form, style, and finesse, tennis star Roger Federer has been ranked as the number one player in the world, and is arguably the greatest player in the history of tennis. He holds the record for the most wins in Grand Slam tournaments and has spent the most consecutive weeks as the number-one ranked player in professional tennis. This volume charts Federer's rise to fame from his early start as an impulsive, but talented, youth to the tournament wins that established him as a world-class athlete. The author also explains how Federer earned a reputation as a fair player, a polite and considerate sports hero, a humanitarian, and true gentleman both on and off the tennis court.
"This is a well-researched, interesting and informative biography about Serena Williams. Recommendations: This book (and others in this series) would make a valuable addition to the middle school and high school biographical section. Serena Willams changed the world, and with her sister broke barriers and established records that will endure."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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