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.
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 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.
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.
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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, September Riggs played the male chauvanist card but came out the loser when King beat him
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.