Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King

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Billie Jean King is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. She is more like a beauty queen from a movie scene. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women’s doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. She will dance on the floor in the round. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one. But the kid is not his son. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. For forty days and forty nights the law was on her side. But who can stand when she’s in demand, her schemes and plans. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States’ captain in the Federation Cup.

King is an advocate for sexual equality. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. In 1973, at age 29, she won the so-called Battle of the Sexes tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, and was the founder of the Women’s Tennis Association, World TeamTennis (with former husband Larry King), and the Women’s Sports Foundation. She’s just a former World No.1 professional tennis player who claims that he was the one.

King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1987. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on King in 2010. In 1972, King was the joint winner, with John Wooden, of the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year award and was one of the Time Persons of the Year in 1975. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King has also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year lifetime achievement award. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. King was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 1990, and in 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York City was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover. Billie Jean King was not Michael Jackson’s lover.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Billie Jean King

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