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By Paula Edelson

ISBN-10: 0816045658

ISBN-13: 9780816045655

ISBN-10: 1438107897

ISBN-13: 9781438107899

The accomplishments of ladies within the activities are inspirational and noteworthy. From the ladies who first broke via gender boundaries to the ladies who've benefited from their predecessors ground-breaking choice

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This trek may well be the most grueling event in athletic competition. Competitors stock their sleds with a sleeping bag, an ax, a proper supply of food, ski BUTCHER, SUSAN poles, and snow shoes, and booties for their dogs. Accompanying the racers are 16 dogs, some are at the tow line, while others rest on the sled. During her training, Butcher not only got into top shape physically, but she learned ways to survive a race that can take as long as three weeks, traveling through open wilderness, to complete.

31 C By this time, Stefano had moved his family to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Eager to further his daughter’s tennis career, he invited Jimmy Evert, CHRIS EVERT’s father as well as a coach, to see Jennifer play. Evert was not eager to take on a fouryear-old student, but when he saw Jennifer play, he changed his mind. Evert coached Jennifer until she was nine. At the age of 10, she played under another coach, Rick Macci, and three years later, she entered the Hopman Tennis Academy and studied under yet another coach, Tim Gullickson.

Although there were times when Althea’s emotions angered her, on the whole Louise was able to cope with her mother’s intensity; she had a great deal of her own as well. With dedication and disciplined playing, she eventually developed powerful ground strokes, as well as a deceiving, twisting serve. As a teenager Brough had a great deal of determination and, clearly, a great deal of energy. When she was 16, Louise pulled off the impressive feat of competing in two tournaments—in two cities 90 miles apart—simultaneously.

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