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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…

'It Was Horrible': Billie Jean King Recalls Being Outed in 1981

Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who is played by Emma Stone in the new movie "Battle of the Sexes," talks about the film, LGBTQ rights and being outed.

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...

Billie Jean King Has Always Been a Champ For Women's Rights

"It wasn't about tennis. It was about social change, and I knew that going in."

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.

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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‘Battle of the Sexes’ Tennis, Triumph, Trauma

New York Times journalist Grace Lichtenstein recalls covering the notorious 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

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

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“All top players are the same strokewise, but mentally I can improve and that's where it's at for top players.”⁠ - Martina Navratilova⁠ #championsMind #affirmations #martinanavratilova⁠ #mentalstrength
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