Serena Williams to pen 'inspirational' memoir

Washington, Sept 17 : Tennis ace Serena Williams, will release "an inspirational memoir" in fall 2009, according to reports.

The 26-year-old star's tell-all book has apparently been purchased by Grand Central Publishing for 1.3 million dollars.

The book will talk about her physical and emotional setbacks and her rise to the top of her game.

"Serena Williams is one of the world's most remarkable athletes," Contactmusic quoted a spokesperson at Grand Central Publishing, as saying.

"We've watched her rise to number one despite physical and emotional setbacks, and her hard work and determination have inspired legions of fans young and old.

"Serena will give her memoir a strong motivational slant," the spokesperson added.

Story first published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 11:11 [IST]
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