Public Profiles: Serena Williams, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821764
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821765
  • DDC: 796.342092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Tennis star Serena Williams burst into the spotlight when she was fourteen years old and has fascinated tennis fans and the general public ever since. Though undeniably known by many for being one of the greatest tennis players of all time, she is almost as famous for her role in the fashion world and her willingness to speak out on social and political issues that are important to her. This volume traces Serena Williams's life on and off the court to enable readers to understand the many sides of this fascinating public figure.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Early Career and Stardom.
1: Teen-Ager, Fighting to Turn Pro at 14, Puts Off Lawsuit for Now.
2: A Family Tradition at Age 14.
3: By Knocking Spirlea Out, Serena Williams May Get to Face Her Sister Next.
4: Serena Williams Leaves Her Mark on Davenport.
5: Serena Williams Will Put Streak on Line Against Hingis.
6: It's 3 Sets and Pout for Serena Williams.
7: U. S. Open; Serena Williams Wins Match, Then Takes a Shot at Hingis.
8: U.S. Open; Serena Williams Sizes Up Seles, and Wins.
9: U.S. Open; Little Sister Becomes the Stardust Half.
10: Failing to Find Rhythm, Serena Williams Ousted.
11: Sydney 2000: Tennis; Who Could Ask for Anything More?.
12: Serena Williams Wins As the Boos Pour Down.
13: Sports of The Times; Center Stage for Families and Dramas.
Mid-Career Trials and Triumphs.
14: Serena Williams Needs Some of Agassi's Grit.
15: Williams Could Use an Etiquette Lesson.
16: Serena Williams Isn't Able to Defend Her Title.
17: Making Tennis the Top Priority Brings Serena Williams the No. 1 Ranking.
18: Returning to the Top, but with a New View.
Professional Maturity and Competing as a Mother.
19: Surprising Even Herself, Williams Rallies to Title.
20: Dominant in Her Era, Serena Still Has Time to Build on Legacy.
21: Serena Williams Will Soon Be 35. But Will She Ever Be No. 1 Again?.
22: Winning While Pregnant: How Athletes Do It.
23: After ‘a Lot of Ups and Downs,’ Serena Williams Nears Her Return.
24: Tennis Needs Serena Williams Back. But Does She Need to Be Seeded?.
25: The ‘Real Serena’ Emerges and Roars Back at the French Open.
26: Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to Reboot a Rivalry After Life Intervened.
27: No Storybook Ending for Serena Williams. Instead, a Wimbledon Title for Angelique Kerber..
Venus and Serena: Teammates, Rivals and Sisters.
28: In Williams vs. Williams, Big Sister Moves Ahead.
29: Another Sister Showdown for Williamses.
30: Continents Apart, Williams Sisters Make History.
31: Playing in Draw's Opposite Sides Benefits the Williamses and the Game.
32: U.S. Open; Unstoppable Team Williams Takes Doubles Title.
33: Williams Sisters Learned to Think Off Court, Too.
34: The Williamses, Reluctant Rivals, Will Battle for the French Title.
35: Williamses' Rivalry Is Close and Compelling, if Not Classic.
36: A Final Match for Venus and Serena Williams. But Maybe Not the Last One..
37: Grand Sibling Rivalry Leaves Venus Williams a Distinct Underdog.
38: In Serena Williams's Comeback, a Familiar Opponent: Venus.
39: On the Doubles Court, Venus and Serena Williams Make Time Stand Still.
40: For Serena Williams, a Memorable U.S. Open Final for the Wrong Reasons.
Life in the Spotlight and Advocacy.
41: The Tennis Balls Were White Once, Too.
42: Noticed; Williamsmania Sweeps The Black A-List.
43: They're Young. They're Sexy. They're Targets..
44: Williamses Aren't Outsiders, But They're Still Different.
45: Shopping with: Serena Williams; Game, Set, Dress Me In Leather.
46: Her U.S. Open Loss Behind Her, Serena Williams Turns to Fashion.
47: Serena Williams Gives Birth to a Baby Girl.
48: For Serena Williams, Childbirth Was a Harrowing Ordeal. She's Not Alone..
49: In This Sports Gender Gap, Men Fall Short.
50: ‘I Won't Be Silent’: Serena Williams on the Fear of Driving While Black.
51: Away from Main Stages, a Victorious Serena Williams Sees Inequality.
52: Serena Williams: Why Tennis Needs the Miami Open.
53: Starring Serena Williams as Herself.
54: The Meaning of Serena Williams.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.