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Connors to set record straight in memoir

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Tennis star Jimmy Connors is set to write his memoir and set the record straight about his career on the court, his publisher announced Monday.

"A lot has been written about me, my family, my on-court behavior and my off-court life," Connors, 58, said in a press release from publisher HarperCollins.

"Some of it is true, a lot of it is (expletive), and none of it is by me. This book is going to change that," he added.

The book will be published June 2012 to coincide with Connors' 60th birthday and the 30th anniversary of his 1982 Wimbledon win, the release said.

Throughout his 24-year professional tennis career, Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and earned a reputation as a maverick and non-conformist among the tennis elite. He retired in 1996, and later served as coach for 28-year-old tennis champ Andy Roddick from 2006 to 2008.

Connors had been engaged to fellow tennis pro Chris Evert but they split before their 1974 wedding.

He married former Playboy model Patti McGuire in 1979 and they have two children together.

HarperCollins is owned by News Corp., which also owns NewsCore.

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