The white tennis dress made famous in the iconic 1970s Tennis Girl poster has been sold for £15,500 at an auction in the West Midlands.Read the full story ›
With news that the famous white tennis dress worn in the Athena tennis posters from the 1970s is going under the hammer, we've been looking at the famous faces who've recreated the image.
Most recently, Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden paid homage to the famous photograph that was taken in Birmingham in the 1970s.
The famous lot of the print, the white tennis dress and the racquet that featured in the photograph will be auctioned in Stourbridge on 5th July.
The white tennis dress made famous in the iconic Tennis Girl poster of the 1970s is going to be auctioned off in the West Midlands next month.
The dress is handmade with lace trim and was made famous in the photograph taken on a Birmingham University tennis court in 1976.
The photograph was taken by the late Martin Elliott and featured his then-girlfriend Fiona Butler from Worcestershire.
The photograph sold more than two million copies worldwide.
The dress, tennis racquet and two posters will go under the hammer at Fieldings Auctioneers in Stourbridge on Wimbledon Ladies' Finals day - Saturday 5th July.
A dress from the world famous Athena tennis picture in up for auction in the Midlands.
The shot, which was taken at the University of Birmingham in 1976, sold two million copies worldwide.
The dress, along with the racquet and two posters, are expected to fetch between £1,000 and £2,000. The sale will be held on the same day as the Wimbledon ladies' final.
The Aegon Classic tennis tournament gets underway at the Edgbaston Priory Club today, featuring five of the top 20 ranked women in the world.
World number 7, Jelena Jankovic tops the list, along with fellow Serb star Ana Ivanovic, and a host of other big names from around the world.
The tournament is one of the main warm up competitions for the Wimbledon Championships. Daniela Hantuchova won last year's singles tournament.
It runs until 15 June, when there will be a charity exhibition match - 'Rally for Bally', to raise money for the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis and the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, after former British number 1, Elena Baltacha, died from cancer last month.
Martina Navratilova, Anne Keothavong, Jamie Murray and Tim Henman will take part in the charity contest.
Birmingham's Ann Jones has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours for her service to tennis since winning Wimbledon in 1969.
Solihull tennis player Dan Evans plays Croatian number one Ivan Dodig on the first day of Great Britain's Davis Cup World Group play off in Umag today.
Evans is ranked world number 149 after his performance in the US Open, while Dodig is number 35.
In the other match today, Andy Murray plays 16 year old Borna Coric.
Birmingham tennis player Dan Evans says he is confident he can keep performing at the top level after his success at the US Open.
The 23-year-old, who is ranked 179 in the world, made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows earlier this week earning him £60,000 in prize money.
Read more on Dan Evans' success at the US Open here.
Dan Evans, the 23-year-old tennis player from Birmingham, is through to the third round of the US Open.
Evans, who is ranked number 179 in the world, beat Australian Bernard Tomic, who is ranked just outside the top 50, in four sets, 1-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
He will now take on Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open.
Our Sports Correspondent, Steve Clamp, has been to meet Dan's sister, Laura Kitching.
Britain's new tennis sensation, Dan Evans, will take on Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third round of the US Open.
The Birmingham man has surprised the tennis world with his performances so far at this year's tournament - which he only qualified for because another player dropped out.
His defeat of 11th seed Kei Nishikori in the first round earlier this week was Evans' first ever US Open match.
He followed that up by defeating Australian, Bernard Tomic, yesterday - a player whose father blocked a practice session with Evans, claiming he was not good enough.
Nineteenth seed Tommy Robredo beat Marinko Matosevic in four sets in his first round match, and dominated Frank Dancevic in the second round in straight sets.