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, 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.

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

Billy Jean King beat "male chauvinistic pig" Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes.

Billie Jean King wins the US Open, where Chris Evert makes her debut. 1971

Feb 1975 Billie Jean King wins the US Open, where Chris Evert makes her debut

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