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 the primary mover of women's tennis. Finally honored when the US OPEN facility was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center.

This is what victory feels like! Billie Jean King ~ 1978 US Open

Eight Great U.S. Open Tennis Moments That Don’t Involve a Ball

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.

Billie Jean King

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.

international tennis star Billie Jean King won a record twenty Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports.

international tennis star Billie Jean King won a record twenty Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports.

"I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self esteem." - Billie Jean King (1943)

"I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self esteem." - Billie Jean King (1943)

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion... and how difficult it can be

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion... and how difficult it can be

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

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

Billie Jean King She changed the world of tennis by making sure that women tennis player got as much as male.

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King She changed the world of tennis by making sure that women tennis player got as much as male.

Billie Jean King, right, and defending champion Chris Evert, walk off the Center Court at Wimbledon after their match on Monday, June 27, 1977.

Billie Jean King, right, and defending champion Chris Evert, walk off the Center Court at Wimbledon after their match on Monday, June 27, 1977.

Anna Kournikova Sampras Billie Jean King Elton John Roddick Signed 15x24 Poster - Autographed Tennis Photos

Anna Kournikova Sampras Billie Jean King Elton John Roddick Signed 15x24 Poster - Autographed Tennis Photos

Billie Jean King warns athletes against taking part in LGBT protests at Sochi Games

Billie Jean King warns athletes against taking part in LGBT protests at Sochi Games

Duchess of Gloucester in the front row : Sir Ben Ainslie and Lady Georgie Ainslie in discussion with Billie Jean King (second row)

Carole Middleton keeps her cool at Wimbledon

Duchess of Gloucester in the front row : Sir Ben Ainslie and Lady Georgie Ainslie in discussion with Billie Jean King (second row)

Billie Jean King Also Said Serena Couldn't Hang with Men

Billie Jean King Also Said Serena Couldn't Hang with Men

9:38 AM PDT 7/7/2017  by   Lorena O’Neil       “That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair.”  Emma Stone is playing tennis icon Billie Jean King in the upcoming Battle of the Sexes movie and she, King and Stone’s co-star Andrea... #CoStars #Cuts #Emma #Equally #Male #Paid #Pay #Stone

9:38 AM PDT 7/7/2017 by Lorena O’Neil “That’s something they do for me because they feel it’s what’s right and fair.” Emma Stone is playing tennis icon Billie Jean King in the upcoming Battle of the Sexes movie and she, King and Stone’s co-star Andrea... #CoStars #Cuts #Emma #Equally #Male #Paid #Pay #Stone

Francoise Durr of France, Virginia Wade of Great Britain, Billie Jean King of the USA and Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held at the All England Club in London, England during July 1979. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

Francoise Durr of France, Virginia Wade of Great Britain, Billie Jean King of the USA and Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia during the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships held at the All England Club in London, England during July 1979. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

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