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   1.   Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
            by Mark Hodgkinson (Aurum Press)
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   3.   Ace Against Odds by Sania Mirza (Harper Sport)
   4.   Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot
            (Simon and Schuster)
   5.   The Bud Collins History of Tennis (New Chapter Press)



The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:


October 23, 2017: “Serena and I should be friends. We love the same thing and we have the same passion. Only a few people in the world know what we know — what it feels like in the dead centre of this storm, the fear and anger that drive you, how it is to win and how it is to lose. But we are not friends — not at all.
Maria Sharapova, admitting that her relationship with longtime rival Serena Williams is not friendly, in her new memoir, Unstoppable.
October 23, 2017: “At the beginning, he was very shy and respectful with other top 10 players, and especially because I was No. 1. Then as the time went on his personality increased, and he started playing his chances. It was interesting to see him growing up until that he became the Champion he is today. We had hard and painful battles on court, issues as well, but there was always an enormous respect between us. We shared many strong moments on court and off court in a very friendly way. As soon as we grew up, I realized how much Rafa was important in my career. He will forever be my ultimate opponent. He was the one who helped me to improve the most and to be a better player. And at the same time I say if he didn't exist, I would not have won so much (laughter). Rafa's presence was an extra motivation.
Roger Federer, who encouraged and helped longtime friend and rival Rafael Nadal and vice versa during Team Europe’s victory at the inaugural Laver Cup in Prague, saying his relationship with Nadal has changed over the years and noting how important Nadal has been in his career.
October 23, 2017: “It's been a very amazing journey to make it all the way here. And since the first day we agreed to play together, next day I said, `Oh, Martina said yes to me. That means I'm going to play beside my own idol, and we are going to fight together.
Chan Yung-Jan, of Taiwan, who paired with Martina Hingis to win their seventh title of the season at the US Open. It was the 28-year-old Chan's first in a Grand Slam tournament, coming with a player she said she watched when she was young.
October 23, 2017: “We are happy, we are proud, and at least we are not the last team in our group.
Sada Nahimana, after winning Burundi’s first-ever victory at the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Budapest, Hungary.

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Jelena Ostapenko
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2017 )

Jelena Ostapenko's Backhand at the 2017 French Open.

Federer wins Wimbledon 2017
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2017 )

Roger Federer wins a record 8th title at Wimbledon.



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