Barty: Much More Than Tennis

Author(s): Ron Reed and Chris McLeod


Of all the uplifting sports stories that have captured the worlds imagination, few have been greeted with such spontaneous and unanimous acclaim as tennis champion Ashleigh Barty. This book covers her journey from a knockabout kid from Queensland, Australia to Wimbledon Champion and World No. 1 player and explores her rare gift for the game, engaging personality, innate modesty and relentless determination to be the best. Bartys mantra is that being a good human being is far more important than being a good tennis player, and it has been widely hailed as a lesson for all. In other words, she now transcends sport. Her unfolding, unfinished narrative has come to resonate with overtones of national pride and inspiration, community morale, cultural issues ancient and modern, the importance of family and friends, the regard for humility and grace over rampant ambition, the escalating battle for gender equality, and perspectives on fame and fortune. In this new edition of the top seller, award-winning sports writer Ron Reed and journalist Chris McLeod pay tribute to the World No. 1 covering all her games and unforgettable moments.


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General Fields

  • : 9781925927801
  • : Wilkinson Publishing
  • : Wilkinson Publishing
  • : November 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.5"], "width"=>["15.5"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : 204
  • : English
  • : 2111
  • : Paperback
  • : Ron Reed and Chris McLeod