x, 272 pages ; 24 cm
12 match points: for ways to thrive when you're the only one -- Center court -- All eyes on me -- Believe in yourself when no one else does -- Evening the score -- A good loss -- Baby woman -- No woman is an island -- Home court -- Respect, reflect, and represent -- Twice as good - -Reach back, pull forward -- The next win -- Epilogue: my words were misconstrued.
One of professional tennis's Grand Slam Tournaments, the U.S. Open has been described as a fourteen-day Superbowl. This single tennis championship, held annually in New York City, attracts top professionals from around the globe, generates more money than any other sporting event--or any other sport over an entire season--and attracts more than 700,000 attendees and millions of television viewers. In Own the Arena, Katrina Adams offers a privileged, singular inside look at this sensational global event, while elaborating on what makes tennis the only sport of a lifetime. She opens with the women's 2018 championship match between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams that ended in boos. This was Adams's last year as president and the whole world was watching. How would she respond? How should the press be handled? What needs to be said to Osaka? Serena? What does this break from decorum mean for the Open and the sport?