December 14, 2013
Quote of the Day
"Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
– Billie Jean King
About Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King, the American tennis champion, is best known for "The Battle of the Sexes," her 1973 match against men's champion Bobby Riggs. Her win gave women's tennis a new legitimacy. She was born in California in 1943. She won her first Wimbledon title at age 17, was ranked number one in the world for five years, and is considered one of the world's greatest tennis players. She was also the first American athlete to reveal publicly that she is homosexual. King launched the initiative GreenSlam in 2007 to encourage the sports world to be more environmentally conscious. She lives in New York and Chicago.
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