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Calling the Shots: My Autobiography

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At times it lacked some depth but I respect that choice by her to maintain privacy and I don’t think an autobiography needs necessarily to be a soul bearing exercise. This is an interesting read of one of this countries favourite personalities that I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to. I liked sue barker it was interesting to hear how hard she worked to become world number 3 and win the French open a lot of effort and dedication well 👏 done. I enjoyed this autobiography and feel really honoured to review it through my membership of NetGalley. She is clearly immensely proud of her broadcast career and it struck me that it would seem more than her tennis career, but not really surprising given the span of her broadcasting.

This is a remarkable life story of a tennis champion, an award-winning broadcaster, and I enjoyed every minute listening to her incredible life story. During her tennis career she won fifteen WTA singles titles, including a Grand Slam - the French Open in 1976, aged 20.This is a very cosy but enjoyable read, there are no startling revelations, gossip or anything that will cause bad feelings. I loved the honesty, the humour and the insight into the tennis life, the presenter life and the private life. What you do get reading this book is the warmth of a tennis player and television celebrity who is close to her family and made lots of true friends throughout her life, many of who are household names. I loved the stories of her time on the circuit which seems magical now and made me nostalgic for those heady days when you knew all the players especially in the women’s game!

Going all in for her once-only autobiography, Sue takes us inside the showbizzy world of 70s and early 80s tennis, dating the stars, hitting the headlines. The BBC could have treated her better although I was not a fan of question of sport, they could have handled it better and now look at it!I am not a big Tennis fan but did enjoy watching Wimbledon back in the days of Borg, McEnroe and Connors. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. She played well through each match, swinging her hugely admired dangerous weapon, her famous forehand and it is there she won the ladies final Championship with a score sheet of 62-06-62.

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