LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2012 —
“Tennis Through TIME” Gallery, Linked from Network Site, Features
70 Years of Tennis’ History Makers
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, has teamed up with TIME magazine to display a collection of tennis-themed covers on the network’s website. The specially curated gallery, which features covers of the celebrated magazine from 1932 to 2001, launched last week in recognition of the network’s five-night, week-long series 100 Greatest of all Time, premiering Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m., ET.
The collection of covers, which can be viewed at www.tennischannel.com/goat/time.aspx, showcases players all ranked in the countdown series:
August 1, 1932 – Ellsworth Vines, Jr.
September 4, 1933 – Jack Crawford
September 2, 1935 – Donald Budge
September 1, 1947 – Jack “Jake” Kramer
August 26, 1957 – Althea Gibson
September 10, 1973 – Bobby Riggs
April 28, 1975 – Jimmy Connors
June 30, 1980 – Bjorn Borg
September 3, 2001 – Venus & Serena Williams
Readers can view TIME’s full archive of tennis coverage at TIME.com/tennis.
Throughout the spring, Tennis Channel is supporting the 100 Greatest of all Time project with online activity on its Web site (www.tennischannel.com/goat), Facebook page (www.facebook.com/tennischannel), YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/tennischannel) and Twitter feed (@TennisChannel – www.twitter.com/tennishcannel – with the hashtag #TC100).
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
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