Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Unstoppable, the fiercely honest, fearless, darkly funny autobiography of global tennis star Maria Sharapova.
In the middle of the night, a father and his daughter step off a Greyhound bus in Florida and head straight to the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. They ring the bell, though no-one is expecting them and they don't speak English. They have arrived from Russia with just 700 dollars and the conviction that this six-year-old girl will be the world's next great tennis star. They are right.
This is Maria Sharapova's gripping and fearless autobiography, telling her story from her roots in the small Siberian town her parents fled to after the Chernobyl disaster, through her arrival in the US with nothing and her phenomenal rise to success - winning Wimbledon aged just 17 - to the disasters that threatened her career and her fight back.
Here the five-time Grand Slam winner gives us candid insights into her relationship with her father, who gave up his job and life in Russia to dedicate himself to his daughter; the truth behind her famous rivalry with Serena Williams; the injuries and suspension controversy that threatened to end it all; and her recent battle to get back on court.
Told with the same combative, no-holds-barred attitude as her game, it's a story of crazy luck, mistakes, rivalries, sacrifice, survival and, above all, the constant, unwavering determination to win.
©2017 Maria Sharapova (P)2017 Penguin
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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 15-09-17

A wonderful honest book

I found it a great story I enjoyed every chapter when I began listening I just couldn't stop even though I have now heard it I will still buy the book to keep.
I wish Maria Sharapova everything good in the future and look forward to watching her play again and again.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 01-07-18

Amazing journey of grit and determination

This is by far the best sports autobiography I have read. The journey we go on from the start learning about the perspective of a child athlete and the hard inspiration effort it takes to make it.

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By Anonymous User on 05-10-17

I’m not a tennis fan, but I couldn’t put it down.

Enjoyed every minute of this book. It kept me up past bedtime. Even had me reaching for my phone, when my hands should have been on the steering wheel. And I wish she’d write some more. If you enjoyed Ronda Rousey’s book you’ll probably enjoy this too.

Some of my favourite parts:

“No one can be great everyday. Can you get it done on the ugly days when you feel like garbage and the tank is empty? i’ve been close to flawless on a few lucky afternoons, I can count them on one hand. But it’s usually a question of figuring out how to win with what ever I’ve got. There’s so many matches I have won just by figuring out how to sneak by.”

“If you want to survive you have to have a short memory. It’s important to remember but it’s more important to forget. Learn what you can and remember what you’ve learned. It’s best just to forget.”

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