Billy Jean King
Billy Jean King is one of the most famous female athletes of our times. She
was professional tennis player from the United States of America. She is not only a great athlete but also a great
Billy Jean King was born November
22nd in the year 1943, she is a legend among all female tennis players and in her
illustrious career she won a total of 12 singles titles in the grand slam, 11 womens doubles titles and 12 mixed
doubles titles, there is almost no competition where she has had no impact. The highest point in her career would be
in 1971 when she defeated Bobby Riggs who was a mens singles champion.
It was a historic match and one of the few ever played, no one could believe that Billy Jean King will be able to
defeat Riggs. Billy Jean King was a great activist for womens rights and could never accept that women would not be
regarded equal to men in society. Apart from the tennis court, she fought for
equality of sexes outside also. Billy Jean King will always be remembered for being one very tough nut to crack and
she truly lived her life on the court like a king.