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Billie Jean King Biography
Billie Jean King was born November 22, 1943 and is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.
King is an advocate for sexual equality. In 1973, at age 29, she won the so-called Battle of the Sexes tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, and was the founder of the Women's Tennis Association, World TeamTennis (with former husband Larry King), and the Women's Sports Foundation.
King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010. In 1972, King was the joint winner, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. King has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award. King was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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Posted on 16 February 2017 | 8:20 pm
Legendary tennis star and former No. 1 in the world Billie Jean King is scheduled to deliver this year’s commencement address at Northwestern University on June 16th in Ryan Field on the Evanston campus. She is widely known for her advocacy towards gender equality and gay rights in the sports industry and feels that being Read More
Posted on 15 December 2015 | 9:49 pm
Former World No. 1 American tennis player Billie Jean King has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon happening on February 10 of next year. The annual event will take place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York and is being sponsored Read More
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