Women’s History Month would not be complete without celebrating the amazing accomplishments of Billie Jean King. Winner of 39 Grand Slam titles in Tennis including 12 singles titles, 16 doubles titles and 11 mixed doubles titles.
Billie Jean King – Winner of 39 Grand Slam titles
Billie Jean was the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Sports Foundation.
Billie Jean King and the founders of the World Tennis Association
In 2013 PBS would do an American Masters episode on Billie Jean – this section would show Ilana Kloss and Valerie Jarrett discussing Billie Jean King’s legacy and the founding of the Women’s Sports Foundation.
In 1974, Billie Jean co-founded the World Team Tennis and would run the league and play for the Philadelphia Freedoms.
Billie Jean King and Elton John who would write Philadelphia Freedom
In August 2009, Billie Jean would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.
Billie Jean King and Barack Obama
In 2018, Billie Jean and Ilana would join the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group.
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