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Billie Jean King

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Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player.

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player.
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United States

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Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player.

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English


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Paving the Way for Women in Sports

2/22/2016
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Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn't just a pioneer of women's tennis — she's a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, she talks about identity, the role of sports in social justice and the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.

Duration: 00:15:00


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

2/22/2016
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A PBS documentary looks at King's legacy as both a tennis champion — she has a record 20 Wimbledon titles — and the leader of a female player uprising that demanded fair treatment and pay. She tells Fresh Air about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league.

Duration: 00:32:00


Billie Jean King: My Tennis Career Was ‘Secondary To Changing Things’

2/22/2016
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Tennis icon Billie Jean King has won 39 Grand Slam titles and held the No. 1 world tennis ranking five times between 1966 and 1974. But one of the greatest challenges of her career has been fighting for gender equity in sports.

Duration: 00:11:00