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U.S. Open Tennis Booklist


It's that time again! Summer is winding down and the final major tennis tournament of the year, the U.S. Open, is about to begin.

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, located in Flushing Meadows, will host the very best in professional tennis. Find out more about some of the fierce rivalries and fascinating personalities who play and have played the game at the highest levels. Here is a list of some of the latest offerings at the New York Public Library:

Rafael Nadal
Hyperion, 2011




Epic: John McEnroe, Björn Borg and the Greatest Tennis Season Ever
Matthew Cronin
Wiley, 2011



High Strung: Björn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Untold Story of Tennis's Fiercest Rivalry
Stephen Tignor
Harper, 2011 



A Game to Love: In Celebration of Tennis
Mike Powell
Abrams, 2011 



Roger Federer: The Greatest
Chris Bowers
John Blake, 2010




The Bud Collins History of Tennis
Bud Collins
New Chapter Press, 2010




Hardcourt Confidential: Tales from Twenty Years in Pro Tennis Trenches
Patrick McEnroe
Hyperion, 2010



Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession
Venus Williams
Armistad, 2010



A Terrible Splendor: Three Extraordinary Men, a World Poised for War, and the Greatest Tennis Match Ever Played
Marshall Fisher
Crown Publishers, 2009



Open: an Autobiography
Andre Agassi
A. Knopf, 2009




Stokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
L. Jon Wertheim
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009



On the Line
Serena Williams
Grand Central Pub., 2009 




Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I've Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes
Billie Jean King
Lifetime Media, 2008



A Champion's Mind: Lessons from a Life in Tennis
Pete Sampras
Crown Publishers, 2008




Breaking Back: How I Lost Everything and Won my Life Back
James Blake
HarperCollins, 2007




Charging the Net: a History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters
Cecil Harris
Ivan R. Dee, 2007



The Rivals : Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship
Johnette Howard
Broadway Books, 2005 



Days of Grace: a Memoir
Arthur Ashe
A. Knopf, 1993




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