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Billie Jean King

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So many of the social life's aspects have changed for women in the years. Starting with the right for education and ending with gender equality - all of this didn't happen overnight, and many badass women had to sacrifice their personal lives for a greater cause. Women's Equality Day celebrated on August 26th in the US, commemorates the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, granting women the right to vote. It was certified in 1920, despite being introduced many years earlier in…

Billie Jean King (USA) - 1978 US Open Mixed Doubles, early rounds. Photographer: June Harrison

Throughout the next couple of weeks, photographers will provide incredible action imagery from the U.S. Open. The famed tennis tournament is the final...

31 Most Inspiring Women Who Changed The World - Emlii

After reading about these legendary women, you'll know you can contribute towards the society no matter what - you don't need to be in a specific field, time or environment to make a difference to the

Billie Jean King's Battle Is For "Equality, Period"

The history-making tennis star talks to Refinery29 about the Battle of the Sexes film and what it means to make history.

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Billie Jean King's toughest opponent was the male establishment - but she took them on and won | Daily Mail Online

Billie Jean King, who was born in California in 1943, won 39 Grand Slam titles before she retired in 1983. In a memoir, she recounts her fight for better pay and recognition as a leading tennis player.

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.

For the first time, American Masters profiles a sports figure: a deliberate woman who has been a major force in changing, and democratizing, the cultural landscape. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of both the famous Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs match - the Battle of the Sexes - and the launch of the Women's Tennis Association, the documentary looks back to the 12-year-old southern California girl who played tennis on public courts, observed disparity and unfairness and, as she soared…

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No One Plays the Game Like Billie Jean King

Fifty years after signing one of the most lucrative—and consequential—contract in sports, Billie Jean King is still fighting for more.

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