She Rallies – a public photo exhibition in partnership with the LTA and Getty Images is bringing iconic images of women’s tennis to the centre of Glasgow during this week’s Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
The exhibition, with the support of Glasgow City Council, is running on Argyle Street from 1-13 November 2022, providing a visual journey through the history of the women’s game.
This exhibition represents the journey that women’s tennis has been on to date, from black and white photos of the early days of the sport, to icons of the present day.
There is also focus on the importance of female role models within tennis as officials, coaches, journalists, broadcasters, and fans of the sport.
Amongst those featured will be Billie Jean King, Judy Murray, the Williams sisters, Emma Raducanu, Naomi Osaka and Sue Barker.
Combining the LTA’s vision to open up the sport and Getty Images’ commitment to raising the profile of authentic and inclusive representation of women in sport, the exhibition has been curated to explore our ambition for tennis to lead the way towards becoming a truly gender balanced sport, and their new push to build on tennis’ pioneering legacy for women and girls in sport.
Getty Images recently released Women and Girls in Sport guidelines, designed to provide guidance to sports rights holders, brands and media companies to help change the perceptions of female sports through imagery, provided a great starting point for this curation of powerful moments in women’s tennis.
Each image in this exhibition is accompanied by a narrative that highlights the impact of the star name depicted, with the Serena Williams image at the top of this page coming with this description:
On every step of her remarkable journey, Serena Williams tore down barriers.
First, she needed to win the battle to get onto the court and compete in a world that traditionally didn’t welcome people who looked like her. She could then turn the dreams of her father Richard into reality, as she became a champion on the court.
Even after 23-major singles titles and giving birth to her daughter Olympia in 2017, Williams faced negativity as she challenged convention and pushed the boundaries with her daring fashion choices that confirmed she was determined to express herself.
An icon on and off the court, she called time on her tennis career at the US Open in September 2022.
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