Passing Shots is a lot better
And Czechfan is right about Ladies being trashy, but I'll say one thing for Menshaw-he was about the ONLY writer who has dared to confront 2 of the "dirty little secrets" of the women's tour, which are:
1. The rampant pattern of mental, physical, and in the case of
coaches, sexual abuse abuse of these young women by
coaches and parents, while tennis associations and the WTA
either ignore it or actually facilitate the abuse.
2. The women's game is controlled by men. With rare exceptions,
those who make the important decisions off the court are
men. Even within their families, most of these girls are
dominated by fathers or father figures.
Other books on women's tennis shy away from issues which don't promote the tour, which is why even if "Ladies" is uncomfortable reading, I think the issues it brings up are still with the tour today.