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TENNIS CHANNEL LAUNCHES TIME MAGAZINE COVER GALLERY FEATURING TENNIS LEGENDS AHEAD OF “GREATEST” SERIES

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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For further information:

For Further information:
Natalie Verdugo, Tennis Channel, 310-430-7519 or nverdugo@tennischannel.com