This is what victory feels like! Billie Jean King ~ 1978 US Open

Eight Great U.S. Open Tennis Moments That Don’t Involve a Ball

One of the greats of women's tennis - Billie Jean King played from 1959 to 1983 establishing many records in her playing years

Billie Jean King the primary mover of women's tennis. Finally honored when the US OPEN facility was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center.

Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 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.

Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of sexes" match in 1973

Way to Go Billie Jean. Who could forget "Battle of the Sexes" - On Billie Jean King age beat Bobby Riggs age in the "Battle of the Sexes". The match was called by Sportscaster Howard Cosell at the Houston Astrodome.

Billie Jean King, the US tennis legend and the winner of 20 wimbledon titles, famously beat Bobby Riggs in 1973 for a $100,000 prize in "The Battle of the sexes" after he said to her that men were superior athletes.

Billie Jean King 1943 - One of the greatest female athletes Billie Jean King was one of the greatest female tennis champions who battled for equal pay for women. She won 67 professional titles including 20 titles at Wimbledon.

Billie Jean King, feminist, tennis champ, demanded female tennis players earn the same amount in prize money as their male counterparts. Crazy idea then, but she won eventually.

Live sports in COLOR is broadcast in 1967 for the first time. It's the BBC who breaks that field open carrying Wimbledon. Billie Jean King wins the Women's championship that year.

White lace was a trend on the court in 1971.  Seen here on Chris Evert and Billie Jean King.

US Open Style

Women still had to wear white tennis dresses for tournament play in the but touches of lace on 'em were all over the place -- Here's Chris Evert and Billie Jean King --

Did you know Elton John’s ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ is dedicated to Billie Jean King? At the time (1974), King coached a men’s tennis team called the “Philadelphia Freedoms,” making her one of the first women ever to coach men.

Billie Jean King

Did you know Elton John’s ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ is dedicated to Billie Jean King? At the time King coached a men’s tennis team called the “Philadelphia Freedoms,” making her one of the first women ever to coach men.

13 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Existence Of Billie Jean King - BuzzFeed

13 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Existence Of Billie Jean King

13 Reasons To Be Thankful For The Existence Of Billie Jean King - so inspiring esp. her championing of women and girls and sports and sportsmanship!

Great ladies from the 70's: Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King

- In the History of Tennis Fashion Tennis skirts and dresses became shorter. Great ladies from the Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King -

international tennis star Billie Jean King won a record twenty Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports.

Billie Jean King won a record 20 Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports famously beating Bobby Riggs in 1973 in "The Battle of the sexes" after he said to her that men were superior athletes.

Billie Jean King enjoying the razmatazz before her match with Bobby Riggs, whiched was dubbed The Battle of the Sexes, 20th September 1975. Riggs played the male chauvanist card but came out the loser when King beat him 6-4 6-3 6-3.

Billie Jean King enjoying the razmatazz before her match with Bobby Riggs, whiched was dubbed The Battle of the Sexes, September Riggs played the male chauvanist card but came out the loser when King beat him

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion... and how difficult it can be

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion. and how difficult it can be

. "Champions keep playing until they get it right." — Billie Jean King

10 Inspiring Quotes From Sports Heroes To Get You AMPED UP About Life

In sports, making it to the stop takes dedication, blood, sweat, and tears. Here are 10 inspirational sports quotes to help you get motivated.

Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs - this was such a big deal in the '70's - Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs - Battle of the Sexes. King beat Riggs to prove that female athletes are just as tough and elite as males are. King used sport as a way to dismantle sexist views towards female athletes.

Pinterest
Search