They play to packed stadiums wherever they go. Their sex appeal and personal dramas make headlines around the world. But behind the cover girl smiles and million dollar contracts lies ...
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They play to packed stadiums wherever they go. Their sex appeal and personal dramas make headlines around the world. But behind the cover girl smiles and million dollar contracts lies another dramatic story. Shot in Cinema Verite style and told by the players themselves, SHE GOT GAME: Coming of Age on the Women's Tennis Tour goes behind-the-scenes on the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Tour and chronicles the challenges, upsets, and successes of its young international tennis stars. The film travels to Montreal, Toronto, Moscow, Munich, Sydney, Melbourne, and South Carolina and uncovers the personal price that must be paid in a world where winning is everything. Written by
Bobbi Jo Krals
This is an excellent documentary about female athletes. It covers the trials aspiring tennis stars face, examining their backgrounds, hopes and dreams. The movie follows one tennis player in particular, showcasing her years of hard work, successes, challenges and failures. She provides a candid look at the physical, mental and emotional endurance required to be a tennis pro. The movie also intersperses footage and anecdotes of the big stars, such as Anna Kournikova, Martina Hingis, Serena and Venus Williams. The strength of the movie is that it does not capitalize on exposing the backgrounds and lives of female athletes in any demeaning way. Instead it thoughtfully examines the issues of being a female athlete, bringing in the question of how the sex appeal of the top stars are played on.
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