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Marissa GouldSam Stosur Bank of the West Tennis Classic Book Reading Saturday, July 26, 1:00 p.m. A Magical Racquet Ride by Marissa Gould Join us for a book reading of A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis. Reading by Marissa Gould, a former world-ranked professional tennis player who played or competed in 22 Grand Slam events and was NCAA Champion, PAC-10 Champion, 4-Time All-American, Academic All-American, and the winner of the Honda Award for the Nation's top female collegiate athlete in her sport. Q&A and autograph session with Sam Stosur, an Australian professional tennis player currently ranked World No. 18 by the WTA who is competing in the Bank of the West Classic. She is a former World No. 1 in doubles, a ranking which she held for 61 weeks. With a little world geography and a whole lot of tennis mixed together, kids and parents alike will fall in love with tennis for the first time, or all over again. A fantasy-adventure picture book that both boys and girls will want to read time after time, while they learn about tennis and its truly international appeal. Readers of all ages will be delighted by this brightly illustrated, rhyming story of magical tennis racquets escorting twins across the globe to glamorous tennis ports of call--New York, London, Paris, and Melbourne. Written by a former tennis professional, Marissa Irvin Gould, has played the sport at the highest level-- winning matches at all four Grand Slam events. She is also a mother of three young children and an elementary school teacher with a passion for learning. Don't be surprised if after reading this book, kids are clamoring for a new racquet, and a chance to get outside and play tennis for themselves. This reading is partnered with the 2014 Bank of the West Classic. For more information on the Bank of the West Classic, July 28 - August 3, at Stanford University, visit www.BankoftheWestClassic.com.