Doris Hart's autobiography is friendly and a frank acknowledgement of the many handicaps she overcame during a life of...

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TENNIS WITH HART

Doris Hart's autobiography is friendly and a frank acknowledgement of the many handicaps she overcame during a life of tennis that led from near death to championship at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. The kind of book tennis fans will lap up, it is Miss Hart's own and vivid account of a life of trials, errors and successes. When she was a baby, she contracted an infection in one of her legs that nearly caused amputation and did cause suffering- as did later bouts with a hernia, with double pneumonia and with a sight-affecting eye growth. Despite all this, she started playing tennis when she was ten and, with her brother, practised daily hours in Miami to develop the skill and energy that saw her an early entry into junior contests, most of which she won. As a senior player, her path has led to Mexico, Australia, Europe, and Africa and as she lives and plays, her portrait of the tennis world (and her suggestions to advanced players) comes from a true sportswoman aware of her real abilities.

Pub Date: Aug. 24, 1955

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Publisher: Lippincott

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1955