Serena Williams is one of the top athletes in tennis and in all of sports. At the age of 27, she has captured every major title. Growing up in Compton, CA, she was trained by her father on the public tennis courts before rising up the tennis ranks. Serena has wide-ranging interests aside from tennis, including starting her own fashion line and opening a school for children in Africa.

Daniel Paisner is the author or co-author of more than forty books. He has collaborated on seven New York Times best-selling titles, including Denzel Washington’s A Hand to Guide Me, Whoopi Goldberg’s Book and Geraldo Rivera’s Exposing Myself. He lives in Port Washington, NY.

About The Book:

One of the biggest stars in tennis, Serena Williams has captured every major title. Her 2009 Australia Open championship earned her the #1 world ranking for the third time in her illustrious career – and marked only the latest exclamation point on a life well and purposefully lived. As a young girl, Serena began training with an adult-sized racquet that was almost as big as her. Rather than dropping the racquet, Serena saw it as a challenge to overcome-and she has confronted every obstacle on her path to success with the same unflagging spirit.


 This book gives an insight into background, struggle and triumph of one of the best female athletes ever.
It was amazing to know, what she really was thinking when she was plating some of her amazing tennis matches. It’s a very positive and informative read, especially if you are a tennis fan you will understand the game side and really be amazed by her honesty.

Serena discusses her highs and lows, wins and losses, triumphs and tragedies and what keeps her grounded: family and her faith. From the unforgiving streets of Compton to the U.S. Open, Serena is a testament of hard work and perseverance.
The book is a very easy read, one thing I didn’t like about the book is how she promoted her religion” Jehova’s Witness” for pages, at certain point. But then again it’s her memoir so she is entitled to what she can write!
If you are looking for an inspirational journey of one girl’s rise to become one of the greatest athletes of our time, then this is the book for you and I must mention a great book for the youth…



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Thanks, Hachett and Valerie for giving me this opportunity to read this wonderful memoir.