Unstoppable: My Life So Far Год издания: 2017 (12.09.2017) Автор: Maria Sharapova Жанр или тематика: Теннис Язык: Английский Формат: FB2 Качество: Издательский макет или текст (eBook) Интерактивное оглавление: Нет Количество страниц: 251 Убедительная просьба: Если кому-то попадется эта книга на русском языке (она вышла 25 сентября),
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Описание: From Amazon: From Maria Sharapova, one of our fiercest female athletes, the captivating--and candid--story of her rise from nowhere to tennis stardom, and the unending fight to stay on top. In 2004, in a stunning upset against the two-time defending champion Serena Williams, seventeen-year-old Maria Sharapova won Wimbledon, becoming an overnight sensation. Out of virtual anonymity, she launched herself onto the international stage. "Maria Mania" was born. Sharapova became a name and face recognizable worldwide. Her success would last: she went on to hold the number-one WTA ranking multiple times, to win four more Grand Slam tournaments, and to become one of the highest-grossing female athletes in the world. And then--at perhaps the peak of her career--Sharapova came up against the toughest challenge yet: during the 2016 Australian Open, she was charged by the ITF with taking the banned substance meldonium, only recently added to the ITF's list. The resulting suspension would keep her off the professional courts for fifteen months--a frighteningly long time for any athlete. The media suggested it might be fateful. But Sharapova's career has always been driven by her determination and by her dedication to hard work. Her story doesn't begin with the 2004 Wimbledon championship, but years before, in a small Russian town, where as a five-year-old she played on drab neighborhood courts with precocious concentration. It begins when her father, convinced his daughter could be a star, risked everything to get them to Florida, that sacred land of tennis academies. It begins when the two arrived with only seven hundred dollars and knowing only a few words of English. From that, Sharapova scraped together one of the most influential sports careers in history. Here, for the first time, is the whole story, and in her own words. Sharapova's is an unforgettable saga of dedication and fortune. She brings us inside her pivotal matches and illuminates the relationships that have shaped her--with coaches, best friends, boyfriends, and Yuri, her coach, manager, father, and most dedicated fan, describing with honesty and affection their oft-scrutinized relationship. She writes frankly about the suspension. As Sharapova returns to the professional circuit, one thing is clear: the ambition to win that drove her from the public courts of Russia to the manicured lawns of Wimbledon has not diminished. Sharapova's Unstoppable is a powerful memoir, resonant in its depiction of the will to win--whatever the odds.
Описание книги на русском
Перед вами первая автобиография Марии Шараповой - прославленной теннисистки, пятикратной победительницы турниров Большого шлема и обладательницы множества других престижных трофеев. Она взяла в руки ракетку в четыре года, а уже в семнадцать взошла на теннисный Олимп, сенсационно одолев в финале Уимблдона Серену Уильямс. С тех пор Мария прочно закрепилась в мировой спортивной элите, став одной из величайших спортсменок современности. Откровенная книга Шараповой - не только о ней самой, ее жизни, семье и спортивной карьере. Она - о безудержном стремлении к мечте, об успехах и ошибках на этом пути, о честности и предательстве, о взрослении и опыте, приходящем с годами. В конце концов о том, как не потерять голову от побед и как стойко переносить поражения. А о поражениях Мария знает не понаслышке: после 15-месячной дисквалификации она вернулась в большой спорт, чтобы доказать всем - и поклонникам, и ненавистникам - что даже такие удары судьбы не способны ее остановить. Об авторе: Мария Шарапова - одна из известнейших спортсменок современности, прославленная теннисистка, экс-первая ракетка мира, одна из десяти женщин в истории, кто обладает так называемым "карьерным шлемом"(выиграла все турниры Большого шлема в разные годы), обладательница множества престижных трофеев, заслуженный мастер спорта России. Жанр: автобиография, мемуары О книге: В книге Мария Шарапова честно и открыто рассказывает о том, как вместе с отцом в юном возрасте переехала во Флориду, чтобы учиться теннису, почему родители Курниковой были недовольны появлением в американской академии российской девочки. Читатель узнает, почему ее семья сбежала из Гомеля? Является ли ее высокий рост последствием радиации после чернобыльской аварии? Зачем ее тренер советовал конкуренткам не смотреть Марии в глаза ни до, ни во время, ни после игры? Что она чувствовала, когда ее отстранили от спорта и когда ее оскорбляли на улицах? И почему ее ненавидит Сирена Уильямс? Особенности: "Неудержимая. Моя жизнь" - это, с одной стороны, возможность для Марии Шараповой рассказать историю своей жизни - историю о жертвенности, о том, от чего приходится порой отказываться, о девочке, ее отце и о их невероятном приключении. А с другой, - это попытка понять все произошедшее, осознать, переосмыслить некоторые моменты, ведь теперь впереди новый этап. Цитата: "Что лучше всего характеризует мою игру? Решительность и стойкость. Я никогда не сдаюсь. Вы можете сбить меня с ног десять раз подряд, и я поднимусь в одиннадцатый и запулю желтым мячиком прямо в вас.
- Это меня не убьет, - сказала я себе. - Последнее слово еще не сказано".
reviews from Amazon
1. John Plowright
Most people probably know seven things about Maria Sharapova, namely, that she’s 1) Russian by birth; 2) a tall (6’2’’), beautiful blonde; 3) a Tennis great (winning five Grand Slam titles); 4) that Serena Williams represents her arch-rival and sometime nemesis (despite having beaten her in the 2004 Wimbledon final); 5) that she’s the world’s best-paid female athlete as the result of multiple endorsements and her own businesses; 6) grunts a lot on court; and 7) that she failed a drugs test (conducted at the 2016 Australian Open). Sharapova’s ‘Unstoppable’ (co-authored by Rich Cohen), has something to say about all these and much more. It begins with her defence against the charge of being a drugs cheat and then goes back to the start of her life and proceeds to tell her life story in a seemingly artless but compelling manner. The book is perceptive about tennis as a sport, a gift, a passion and, not least, a business but its real fascination lies in the insights it provides into Sharapova’s character and that of her equally extraordinary father, Yuri, who first spotted her potential when she was four and who made extraordinary sacrifices to nurture that talent, temporarily leaving his wife (and his career) back in Russia to take the six-year-old Masha (as she then was) to Florida, with virtually no money and no English. As Sharapova herself puts it, her gift is not strength or speed but stamina, meaning psychological steeliness rather than physical endurance, and it is abundantly clear from ‘Unstoppable’ that she inherits that tenacity from her father. Whilst being very readable, the book is not without fault. Firstly, the text contradicts itself at several points. For example, Sharapova’s parents’ home is located both 100 and 40 miles from Chernobyl, and Yuri’s back problems both “started in Russia” and may have originated with the fold-out double bed that he and his daughter initially shared in Florida. Secondly, the speculation that Sharapova’s height may have been caused by her mother ingesting Chernobyl-irradiated water and vegetables shortly before she became pregnant is ill-judged given the link between that tragedy and severe birth defects. Nevertheless, this is a very enjoyable and informative book. Sharapova is clearly defined by her determination and on court she can give the impression of being an ice queen with the temperament of a cyborg (or even Björn Borg) but ‘Unstoppable’ presents a genuinely attractive picture of Maria as an individual which should melt the heart of even her harshest critic.
I love a good Sports memoir so I was keen to read Maria Sharapova's autobiography. I wasn't disappointed. With a sometimes humorous and always honest look back over her 30 years of life Sharapova takes you on a journey from her conception, in a region affected by the Chernobyl disaster, through to her youngest days in Sochi and her move to America as a seven year old.
Unlike many sporting memoirs this isn't simply a list of matches played and how she approached them and felt afterwards., although there is an element of that of course, she skims through a few of her professional seasons talking in depth about only her grand slam wins. The chapter about her first Wimbledon win is especially good. The characters she meets along the way, mainly the men in her life - her father, Yuri, agent Max and her coaches from her youngest days - are evocatively described, often with genuine love and affection.
Her drugs ban is elegantly dealt with and she offers an honest appraisal of how she was caught out which made me feel like she had been a little unfairly treated. Obviously, as the writer, Sharapova wants people to feel that way but I didn't feel like she was setting out to manipulate her audience. Like the rest of her book, she is honest, often brutally so and it's hard not to find that likable.
This is a fascinating account of an exceptionally driven young woman that offers real colour and personality to someone who is often thought of as a bit lacking in that department. Maria's strong sense of fun and love of her sport shines through, even though she claims that no top tennis player plays for love of the game. My opinion of her has risen since reading this engaging and interesting book.
3. Vivian Biro
I love tennis, but I’ve never been a particular fan of Maria (or Masha, as I learned from the book) Sharapova. Despite this, I couldn’t put down ‘Unstoppable’. I was hooked from the first word to the last. This book is not your usual memoir of a top professional tennis player. Its raw honesty allows you to have a rare and unique glimpse into the world of professional tennis and what it takes to get into it.
Let me start this review by praising Yuri Sharapov, Maria’s dad. This memoir superbly describes the struggle he had on his hands. If you’re a parent thinking about teaching your extremely talented and willing little one to play tennis with some high hopes for the future, this book is the ultimate must read for you. You can find out a lot about the true extent you have to be prepared to go in order to give your offspring a realistic chance to make it to the ranks of the pros.
What Maria Sharapova’s father achieved is nothing short of unbelievably amazing. He demonstrated total commitment, dedication, and determination to help his daughter achieve his ultimate dream. Starting from living in poverty in an isolated city in the collapsing Soviet Union, he made his daughter the most celebrated young champion of Wimbledon in just 13 years.
This book is not for you if you want to read tennis gossip. It’s edited to perfection and shows that the author is as focused on emphasizing the important things surrounding professional tennis as she usually is on the tennis court to win her next point. Her insights make this memoir ‘unputdownable’.
Particularly interesting parts are her truly honest descriptions of her encounters with Serena Williams. I’ve been a great fan of Serena, and Maria’s account of why she thinks she has such a bad – 2 to19 up to date – record against her was really thought provoking for me. I might have even figured out what may help her to beat Serena in the future. However, my theory is beyond the extent of this review. Then there are some parts in this autobiography where I had to laugh out loud. One of it was the story of hiring and firing Jimmy Connor as a coach.
If there is only one good thing which came out of Maria Sharapova’s unfair doping ban, then it’s the superb quality of this memoir. She managed to find the time to make it brilliant. On the downside the millions of tennis fans had to miss watching her play for 15 whole months which included the Rio Olympics.
The simple fact that the medication she occasionally took for more than a decade was legal up to the beginning of 2016, and she had not a single warning from the authorities during the year of 2015, tells it all. I’m amazed that WADA doesn’t test urine samples for newly added banned substances during notice periods. A single warning from WADA in 2015 would have been enough for her to avoid this unnecessary 15 months ban.
Recently even some of Maria’s WTA competitors are calling her a doper. I strongly recommend them to read at least the last few pages of this book which includes the findings of the CAS panel. The only thing these girls prove is that they’re scared of being no match for Sharapova on the court, so they have to try to ‘put her down’ outside the court.
For Masha I have this message:
Congratulations for reaching round 4 in the 2017 US Open after that long break and multiple injuries. Carry on, girl! Beat them all!
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Пока на английском. Но я прочитал несколько страниц.
В принципе знаний 20 летней давности и английского на "4" вполне хватает для чтения книги. На русском не знаю, когда еще выйдет.
Поклонникам, думаю, стоит ознакомиться с оригиналом.