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Billie Jean King



Billie Jean King is an American tennis player and social justice pioneer. She became known for championing women’s rights, was instrumental in establishing equal pay for women, and has been a voice for empowerment in the LGBTQIA community.

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This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports | Billie Jean King

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.

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All In: An Autobiography

In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life’s journey to find her true self.

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Billie Jean King: The First Female Athlete-Activist

Billie Jean King isn’t interested in being a legend—she’s interested in succession.

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How Billie Jean King Changed Gender Equality in Sports

Former tennis star Bobby Riggs bragged that he could beat any female tennis player. In 1973, he met his match when he faced top-ranked Billie Jean King in a televised event dubbed the “Battle of the Sexes.”

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Billie Jean King: I Hope My Story Will Make a Difference in Someone’s Life

Tennis legend Billie Jean King joins Morning Joe to discuss her new autobiography ‘All In.’

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Tennis Icon Billie Jean King on Body Image in Sports

Legendary tennis player Billie Jean King discusses female athletes, including Serena Williams, with CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols.

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A Conversation with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King—longtime champion for social justice, former No.

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Billie Jean King

At age 11 King tried tennis for the first time and found her calling. She not only became the top female player in the world but also founded the Women’s Tennis Association and WTA Tour and pushed for gender pay equity and more diversity in the sport.

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Great Americans: Billie Jean King

On September 25, 2018, Billie Jean King was interviewed by David M. Rubenstein and awarded the National Museum of American History’s Great Americans medal.

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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Transformed the Game

A recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009, Ms. King says she’s “still going full blast” to promote equality and inclusion in sports and beyond.

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