UNLIMITED AUDIOBOOK ↠ The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Rivalry, Their Friendship, Their Legacy - by Johnette Howard #2020


  • Title: The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Rivalry, Their Friendship, Their Legacy
  • Author: Johnette Howard
  • ISBN: 9780224077668
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Rivals: Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Rivalry, Their Friendship, Their Legacy By Johnette Howard In March 1973 two women met on a tennis court in Akron, Ohio Over the course of the next sixteen years, together they would change the world.There has never been a sporting rivalry to match the intensity, longevity, public impact and emotional resonance of the eighty match long duel between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert In their long careers Martina Navratilova andIn March 1973 two women met on a tennis court in Akron, Ohio Over the course of the next sixteen years, together they would change the world.There has never been a sporting rivalry to match the intensity, longevity, public impact and emotional resonance of the eighty match long duel between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert In their long careers Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played each other eighty times, sixty of those in finals For nearly two decades we were transfixed by the struggle between the ice maiden Chris blonde, all American, a nation s sweetheart and the supreme athlete Martina, a Czech defector, the first outspoken openly gay athlete in female sport, and a woman who wore her heart on her sleeve at all times Their careers played out against the backdrop of seismic change in tennis and society, and, together, they helped change the face of women s sport Thirty years on from that first meeting, both have become legends Based on interviews with both Martina and Chris and those who knew them best, Johnette Howard gives us their remarkable story.
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    Commentaires:

    Kirsti
    Surprising, funny, sad, compulsively readable When you read the words I lived most of my life in fear, you d think that Martina Navratilova said them, right After all, she was a closeted lesbian who defected from a Communist country Nope, Chris Evert said them Most people who knew Navratilova thought she wasn t afraid enough.Some other quotes from this remarkable book I m still tired from the 70s Billie Jean King, explaining why she likes to sleep late People always thought I was angry I wasn t [...]

    David
    Loved it I recently saw the Evert Navratilova 30 for 30 documentary by ESPN and really enjoyed that as well Having seen it, though, I almost opted to skip this book After all, I figured I heard their story through the doc But, I m glad I did read it Of course, it is much deeper and has much info that a 60 minute television show could You get to hear from many other players including Billie Jean King, who has a prominent role in the book then most of the others And it is entertaining from start [...]

    Joyce
    Howard is a fine writer As someone with little interest in tennis, I still found it a page turner These two women are amazing, and I believe, as Howard certainly does, that they made each other better, elevating the sport at the same time Howard includes the earliest history of the women s movement and women in sport, including a fine piece on Billie Jean King Men and women in our group rated this a 9 out 10 for a sports book, and would highly recommend it to all ages for its recognition of hist [...]

    Rachel C.
    I m a pretty big tennis fan now, but I wasn t born yet didn t follow tennis for the bulk of the time period this book focuses on I did have the experience of seeing Martina Navratilova at the US Open, playing doubles with Bob Bryan She was almost fifty at the time, and they won the title I remember thinking, Boy, she must really love tennis By comparison, Andre Agassi was considered an old man when he retired at 36 This book covers a lot of ground, everything from the biographical details of the [...]

    Lynne
    Loved it, having spent time living through this famous dueling pairs matches What I especially liked about the book was the way it illustrated that rivals could be friends They spent time in each other s homes and lived through their romantic trials and successes These two women were class acts with courteous behavior especially on the part of Chris Evert on the court and off What a story about civility and mutual support I wish we had examples of this today.

    Craig
    This book is fun for the juicy details about the Woman s tour in the 70s I can t get the image of Chris and Martina going on a double date with Desi Arnaz Jr and Dino Martin I just wish they had pictures from the night.

    Briley
    This book taught me so much about diversity, commonalities and succeeding when it didn t seem possible I also learned about positive competitiveness and the will to never give up or improve.

    Susan
    I was just talking with one of my regular customers at work about tennis biographies when I remembered this one.Growing up in the 70 s 80 s, my favourite player was Chrissie Evert Martina was alright, but Chrissie was the one for me All those classic Grand Slam matches, usually finals or semi finals, between the two, when this young Aussie fan would stay up late into the night hoping for an Evert victory I was never too disappointed when Martina won because they both knew how to put on show This [...]

    Katie
    Most authors struggle to pack the professional, public, and private threads of one person s life into one book in a manner that is both complete and flows on at least a bit of literary narrative Howard manages to weave together these threads in an extremely readable manner not just for Evert and Navratilova, but she also includes large swaths of Billie Jean King s professional and public life as well as the origin story of the Women s Tennis Association and some critical milestones of civil righ [...]

    Alisa
    Great book Goes beyond their epic sports rivalry and personal friendship, but also exposes the development of women s professional tennis at the forefront of challenging stereotypes about women athletes and women s pro sports generally Both of these extraordinary women led lives very different from each other, and each had distinct challenges which plagued them during the course of their careers Their on court duels drove each of them behind the scenes, and provided the sport spectator wth memor [...]

    mstan
    I ve always enjoyed watching tennis My parents introduced me to this genteel sport when I was a kid, and I have fond memories of graceful athletes lobbing balls over a net.Martina Navaratilova and Chris Evert were the biggest female tennis stars when I first became conscious of tennis, but I never really knew them well I was just 8 or 9 I think This book is a biography of both women than it is an account of their rivalry It highlights some interesting facts about athleticism and the power of co [...]

    Jonathan
    Recommend by Sports Illustrated s tennis scribe, a really good sports author in his own right Venus Envy, Strokes of Genius, and the forthcoming Sportscasting, sort of Freakonomics for sports It s a captivating story that may not even require much, as these two played such inspired tennis against each other What an era Navratilova, the bigger, stronger, Czech immigrant, a lesbian whose MO was to crash the net on court, and Evert, the fragile looking but mentally steely America s sweetheart with [...]

    Heather
    I recommend this book to anyone curious about trailblazing women athletes It was amazing to me that as recently as the 1970s that strong women athletes were considered by many to be unnatural The book also touched on the sad reality that we place famous folks in a labeled box, so we believe that we can judge them or love them based on information fed to us by the media All in all pretty interesting stuff.

    Terri
    Having watched most of their televised matches between 1973 and 1988, I was delighted to run across this copy about the rivalry between Chris Evert and Martina Navratrilova at my local Goodwill store I admired both women Chris for her quiet demeanor and firm control from the baseline, and Martina for her passion and athleticism A well written tribute to two of my favorite women in sports.

    J.C.
    3 1 2 stars 4 stars for the story 3 stars for delivery It was missing something but I don t really have any idea what that missing thing is Anyway, good stuff I m going to kill a couple hours at work doing a deep dive on youtube looking for some of these epic contests from this amazing rivalry There is also an excellent 30 for 30 on the subject as wellpn.go 30for30 film page

    Diana
    If you ve every wondered what it takes to be an elite athlete, here are two views the one who works her tail off and the one with talent Both can be successful Plus, lots of eye opening details about the efforts of Billie Jean King and her friends to make women s tennis respected The Williams sisters really DO have a lot to be thankful to her for.

    Emily
    A really fantastic book about two amazing female athletes and the background to Title IX I grew up watching these matches and reading about the players now, years later, is fascinating Highly recommended.

    Amanda Heffelfinger
    A must read for fans of female sports stories Great background on Billy Jean King s struggle getting pay equity and recognition for women s tennis.

    rishita
    brilliant highly, highly recommended.

    Kay Haas
    I learned I m not a very good tennis player.

    Karena
    Loaned to George.

    Taro Yamashita
    Great biographical information about the epic on court battle and off court friendship between tennis superstars Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert.

    Donald
    As a life long fan of Chris Evert, I was extremely pleased with this joint biography of her and Martina Navratilova Alternating chapters between Chris and Martina Well done.

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