Gods Of Tennis

Join us Tuesday for the premiere of a three-part series revisiting the golden age of tennis. Superstars of the game look back on their greatest matches.


GODS OF TENNIS revisits the 1970s and ‘80s, a golden age of tennis when players including Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg, and Martina Navratilova became worldwide superstars both on and off the court. Framed through the world-famous Wimbledon tournament and featuring archival footage from some of their greatest matches plus exclusive new interviews, the three-part series explores how these iconic players not only revolutionized the game of tennis but also dared to challenge the establishment and fight for social change.

Three-Part Series Includes:

Episode 1: “Billie Jean King and Arthur Ashe” (July 23)
Relive the 1975 Wimbledon Championships where Billie Jean King fought for gender equality and Arthur Ashe made history by becoming the first Black player to win the men’s singles title.

Episode 2: “Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe” (July 30)
Experience the intense rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe in the Wimbledon finals of 1980 and 1981, showcasing Borg's calm against McEnroe’s fiery outbursts.

Episode 3: “Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert” (August 6)
Explore the fierce competition between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and Navratilova’s journey for acceptance as a player and a gay woman, culminating in her drive to become the winningest player ever to grace Wimbledon's Centre Court.

GODS OF TENNIS will air Tuesdays from July 23 to August 6 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM on APT and the PBS app.

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