Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis

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9781584799085: Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love the Greatest Tournament in Tennis
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Manicured playing lawns. Royal patronage. Strawberries and cream. Spiffing white sporting apparel. There is no spectator event quite like Wimbledon. For more than a century, tennis' most legendary players - among them Roger Federer, Martina Navratilova, Virginia Wade, Boris Becker, and Pete Sampras - have gracefully volleyed their way to glory on the hollowed grounds of the All England Club. But it is also on this same turf that some of the game's finest have faltered, often because they were unable to master the very thing that gave lawn tennis it's name - the grass. The only Grand Slam tournament still played on the game's original surface, Wimbledon has become as much of a showcase of British culture and tradition as it has an elite sporting event. In Wimbledon: 101 Reasons to Love Tennis' Greatest Tournament, author David Green celebrates the athletes, the matches, the history and the rituals that have come to define this prestigious competition. Beautifully illustrated, this charming book is a perfect addition to STC's popular 101 Reasons to Love series.

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David Green, is principal and creative director of Brightgreen Design in Orangeburg, New York. He is the author of 101 Reasons to Love the Red Sox, 101 Reasons to Love the Cubs, 101 Reasons to Love the Giants, 101 Reasons to Love the Mets, 101 Reason to Love the Tigers, NASCAR: 101 Reasons to Love Stock Car Racing and 101 Reasons to Love Alabama Football.

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