Dallas, TX (BlackNews.com) -- Black TennisMagazine, a world-wide publication that covers the four major Grand Slams, tournaments and tennis related events sponsored by the WTA, ATP, USTA, ATA, and twelve major sections throughout the United States, has a new issue coming out in March, 2013. The Spring 2013 issue covers the most recent Australian Open with highlights of the Sloane Stephens matches against Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka.
"Should players be given special consideration to recover from injuries by officials as Williams and Azarenka received, especially when they are at a point of defeat during a match?" was a question posed by Ralph Harris during the post match interview. Harris serves as a leading photojournalist for the magazine. "The situation could have been avoided during the Williams and Stephens match if the draw had been constructed with a basic practice of not placing players from the same country, ethnicity, relatives, or friends in the same half of the draw."
Since starting the magazine in 1977, the publisher has endeavored to cover major tennis events featuring African-American players, who otherwise would not be featured in the media. Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil were top African-American juniors who had to play against each other in the quarters or semis, eliminating one before the finals. Their names were not listed in the newspapers as winners of their division as were the other players.
These events ignited the start of Black Tennismagazine.
Over the years, the magazine has flowed with the times, gaining support from those who belong to local clubs and organizations located around the globe. The readership represents a major political and economic stronghold in large communities found in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Maryland, Washington, DC, Miami, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Memphis, New York, Massachusetts, London, Paris, Melbourne, Madrid, Neu-Isenburg, South America, Germany, and South Africa.
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Marcus A. Freeman, Jr.