The Singles Game

The Singles Game

[a Novel]

Book - 2016
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"Charlotte 'Charlie' Silver has always been a good girl. She excelled at tennis early, coached by her father, a former player himself, and soon became one of the top juniors in the world. When she leaves UCLA-- and breaks her boyfriend's heart-- to turn pro, Charlie joins the world's best athletes who travel eleven months a year, competing without mercy for Grand Slam titles and Page Six headlines. After Charlie suffers a disastrous loss and injury on Wimbledon's Centre Court, she fires her longtime coach and hires Todd Feltner, a legend of the men's tour, who is famous for grooming champions. Charlie is his first-ever female player, and he will not let her forget it. He is determined to change her good-girl image-- both on the court and off-- and transform her into a ruthless competitor who will not only win matches and climb the rankings, but also score magazine covers and seven-figure endorsement deals. Her not-so-secret affair with the hottest male player in the world, sexy Spaniard Marco Vallejo, has people whispering, and it seems like only a matter of time before the tabloids and gossip blogs close in on all the juicy details. Charlie's ascension to the social throne parallels her rising rank on the women's tour-- but at a major price. Lauren Weisberger's novel brings us exclusive behind-the-scenes details from all the Grand Slam tournaments: the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open, and Wimbledon. Charlie Silver jets around the globe, plays charity matches aboard Mediterranean megayachts, models in photo shoots on Caribbean beaches, walks the red carpet at legendary player parties, and sidesteps looming scandals-- all while trying to keep her eyes on the real prize."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476778211
Characteristics: 341 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 20, 2019

I am a huge tennis fan, I have been playing tennis since forever. So, of course when I saw this book and it was related to tennis. I checked it out. I was pretty proud of myself for completing this book in three days. That tells you, that this book is an awesome read. The Singles Game is about Charlotte Silver who has done everything and will do anything to make her one of the best tennis players in the world, even if this means that she will have to break up with her boyfriend to go pro, or even firing her coach that has been with her from almost the start of her journey. She hires Todd Feltner as her coach. He as never coached women and will make sure that Charlie remembers him. Even if you aren’t as enthusiastic about tennis as I am. That’s completely okay, but just please do yourself a favour and read this book. I would rate this book 4.5/5. @Khutoria of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jan 17, 2019

Plot. Brilliantly captures what creates a tennis star from an early age, and the pressure of keeping it all together.

Dec 28, 2016

Found myself instantly bored after two (2) chapters and returned the book; a severe letdown, Ms. Weisberger.

Sep 09, 2016

Charlotte (Charlie) Silver is a professional tennis player on the rise who dreams of winning a Grand Slam. After a disastrous game at Wimbledon, she decides to hire a new coach, Todd Feltner, a living legend in the tennis world even though his methods are borderline abusive. Thus begin a rigorous training, a strict diet and an image makeover. Soon, Charlie ranks among the best in the world, goes to exciting parties, and starts dating a sexy Spanish player. Everything seems to be going according to plan, but will Charlie be able to achieve her dream? And at what price?

The Singles Game is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the world of women’s tennis. While Charlie’s lifestyle seems glamorous on the outside, the reality is competition can sometimes bring out the worst in players, and training at this level is grueling work. Charlie is an interesting and complex character who it is easy to root for. However, the author sometimes jumps ahead in time and only mentions some events I would have liked to know more about, especially near the end of the novel. On the whole though, this was an entertaining and fun book to read.

The Singles Game was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

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Aug 20, 2016

The book started out great with a description of Charlie playing on centre court at Wimbledon but afterwards it was downhill all the way - deteriorating to a total "Chick Lit" book. I would go so far as to say it was an insult to a woman's intelligence. Towards the end the book picked up again which earned the three stars.

Aug 17, 2016

Pretty boring and not the least bit charming which a predictable book really ought to be since it won't ever surprise you. Give it a miss. Weisberger will just waste your time with this tripe.

Aug 15, 2016

A perfectly good book about an athlete overcoming incredible odds, except that it got muddled by an unnecessary romantic story line.

athompson10 Jul 15, 2016

Even by beach reading standards, this one is pretty light. You'll figure out the story and who gets the girl within the first 40 pages. This story doesn't have the realistic touches that some of her books works have; while "Devil Wears Prada" feels like the author knows glossy monthly magazines and "Everyone Worth Knowing" is a good look at PR, this book feels lightly researched and not at all insightful about professional athletics.


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Aug 15, 2016

Female tennis player's path to overcoming a terrible injury.


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