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Having the Maria read is a bonus. This story helps you grasp the reality of what it takes to make something great happen. Well done!
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What did you love best about Unstoppable?
Maria does an excellent job narrating this story of her life to this point. As a tennis player I have always admired her game, competitiveness and composure on the court. This book does a great job of explaining how Maria got to this point in her life. This comes through a well-paced narrative explaining the key moments that vaulted her to tennis stardom and the impact of the harsh punishment after testing positive for Meldonium. It also portrays a little girl who was uprooted from her childhood at the age of 6, separated from her Mother for two years and never able to develop a close relationship with anyone besides her Father. While this seems normal to Maria it is sad and, even though she has had tremendous success professionally, makes me wonder if it was worth it. The domineering sports parent saga seems to be more common than ever, especially in tennis. My hope is that Maria can follow in the path of Andre Agassi when she retires finding a soul mate and leveraging the brand she has created to do good in the world.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Unstoppable?
Taking the reader through her first experience at Wimbledon and the return two years later where she secured her first major.
What does Maria Sharapova bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Maria has a great speaking voice. Since this is her own story it would not have been nearly as effective if performed by a narrator.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Just a little sad for the reasons mentioned above. As a parent of two children a couple years younger than Maria I question the overall cost of the choice Yuri made devoting his, and Maria's life to professional tennis.
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