There won’t just be tennis on the mind of Venus Williams during Wimbledon. On June 29th she has a book going on sale. It isn’t about tennis directly, and the title hardly trips off the tongue and sounds more like a Committee report. It’s called ‘Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession.’ It’s published by Amistad/HarperCollins and sells for $25.99.
Venus co-authored the book with Kelly E. Carter, and it is a collection of thoughts from almost 50 people about the importance of sport to their lives. Among the contributors are former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former General Electric Co. CEO Jack Welch, fashion designer Vera Wang, and former professional athletes such as Magic Johnson, Roger Staubach and Billie Jean King.
The book sets out to tell "the story of how good sport can be for people, the lessons you learn from it, and just encouraging people to be involved with sport, especially young people," Williams - who conducted many of the interviews herself - told the Associated Press in a telephone interview.
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