Warwick's Marcus Willis has been speaking about the surreal experience of taking on Roger Federer on Wimbledon's Centre Court today.Read the full story ›
Marcus Willis, a current club coach ranked 772 in the world, came through six qualification matches to reach this year's tournament.Read the full story ›
How does the Warwick tennis coach measure up against seven time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer?Read the full story ›
British tennis player Marcus Willis' first appearance on Wimbledon's Centre Court will see him take on Roger Federer in the last match on court.
Willis, ranked 772nd in the world, beat world number 54 Ricardas Berankis on Monday booking his second round clash with the Swiss.
He came close to quitting tennis earlier in the year, but his girlfriend, Jenny, convinced him to give it another go.
Rain saw a number of matches postponed on Tuesday, including that of Brit Heather Watson who was due to take on Annika Beck.
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.
Wimbledon gets underway today and British number two Dan Evans from Solihull is up against Andrey Kuznetsov in the first round of the men's singles.
The Russian is ranked 114th in the world, 30 places above the 24-year-old from the Midlands.
Birmingham's Ann Jones has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours for her service to tennis since winning Wimbledon in 1969.