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Jennie Hoad is the widow of tennis great, Lew Hoad, who died tragically from leukaemia in 1994. Lew Hoad played some of the greatest tennis on the planet. He was a misunderstood man, seldom free of back pain, but he won Wimbledon twice, three Wimbledon doubles, French, Italian and Australian singles and 17 of his 19 Davis Cup matches. He attracted a fee of $146,000 to switch from amateur to professional tennis - at the time a world record - but it drove him from Australia.
At his death, Lew's investments in a long haulage truck, service station, milk run, mining company, racehorses, a gold mine in Kal and a Gold Coast hotel had all but dried up. Jennie's book not only charts her life with a tennis legend but tells the heartbreaking story of life nursing Lew through his illness to his terrible, prolonged death and subsequent failed