Release date is timed to coincide with Wimbledon 2020 (the tennis championship will run from June 29-July 12, 2020)--over 400,000 attended Wimbledon in 2018, and tens of millions watch on TV throughout the world.
Abramsky is a journalist who has published with Hachette, Random House, etc. His 2014 Hachette release, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, has Book-scanned over 8 thousand copies (hardcover & paperback combined).
Abramsky has numerous media connections due to his decades as a journalist. His writing has appeared in the Nation, New Yorker, New York Times, the Atlantic, Mother Jones, etc.
Lottie Dod was one of the pioneers who paved the way for tennis greats like Billie Jean King and Serena Williams.
This is the newest release in Dave Zirin's Edge of Sports imprint, following on the success, most notably, of Chasing Water by Anthony Ervin and Constantine Markides and Unsportsmanlike Conduct by Jessica Luther.