Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon

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Tennis's gladiatorial beauty, its stylish duelling and fashionable court-wear make it a romantic's dream. Ever since young men and women first came together to play on vicarage lawns, this most Victorian of games has always had a peculiarly passionate undercurrent - love even makes it into the scoring system. And passion in other forms - the rivalry of Federer and Nadal, and John McEnroe's legendary angry outbursts. Beyond the romance, tennis has always been a barometer of the times. French star Suzanne Lenglen was a ...

Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon 2016, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226371283

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Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon 2015, Serpent's Tail, London

ISBN-13: 9781846689116

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Love Game: A History of Tennis, from Victorian Pastime to Global Phenomenon 2014, Serpent's Tail, London

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