Passing Shots: Pam Shriver on Tour

Pam Shriver, Author McGraw-Hill Companies $16.95 (211p) ISBN 978-0-07-057177-8
Shriver is one of the top 10 women's tennis players, probably best known as Navratilova's doubles partner, and a sometime contributor to Sports Illustrated. In this light, readable book, aided by SI's tennis editor Deford and freelancer Adams, she presents a diary of the year 1985 filled with candid comments about the game, her fellow players and her own career. She details the crisis she went through with her longtime coach, Aussie Don Candy, the breakup of a romance caused by the exigencies of her schedule and her frustration at not winning a Grand Slam singles title. She sees Navratilova and Evert Lloyd as dominating women's tennis, states that lesbianism in the sport is not the problem media sensationalism has made it out to be and sees no drug threat on the tour. Photos not seen by PW. 25,000 first printing; $25,000 ad/promo; author tour. (October 6)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1987
Release date: 01/01/1987
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