Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King (born November 22, 1943) is an American previous World No. 1 proficient tennis player. Ruler won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in ladies’ pairs, and 11 in blended copies. Lord won the singles title at the debut WTA Tour Championships. Lord regularly spoke to the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was an individual from the triumphant United States group in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For a long time, King was the United States’ skipper in the Federation Cup.

Ruler is a promoter for sexual orientation correspondence and has for quite some time been a pioneer for equity and social equity. In 1973, at age 29, she won the “Skirmish of the Sexes” tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs. Ruler was likewise the author of the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Respected by numerous in the game as one of the best tennis players ever, King was enlisted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was gave on King in 2010. In 1972, King was the joint victor, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year grant and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. Lord has likewise gotten the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime accomplishment grant. Lord was enlisted 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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