Billie Jean King posted, “Her incredible career made its mark on tennis history. And yet her greatest contributions may be yet to come.
Billie Jean King : Serena Williams | Young | Net worth
Jean King ( born November 22, 1943) is an American former world No. 1 tennis player.
November 22, 1943
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 4+1⁄2 in)|
King won 39 major titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. King was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups.
For three years, she was the U.S. captain in the Federation Cup.
King is an advocate of gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice.
In 1973, at age 29, she won the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match against the 55-year-old Bobby Riggs.
Serena also received accolades from the tennis world, with legend of the sport, Billie Jean King, speaking her mind out in praise of the US star.
“Her incredible career made its mark on tennis history. And yet her greatest contributions may be yet to come.
Thank you, @serenawilliams. Your journey continues. #serena #USOpen,” Billie Jean King posted on her official Twitter handle.
The 78-year-old was present at the Arthur Ashe Stadium to witness Serena playing in what could have been her final US Open appearance.
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King’s French Open win in 1972 made her only the fifth woman in tennis history to win the singles titles at all four Grand Slam events, a “career Grand Slam”.
She also won a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. In women’s doubles, only the Australian Open eluded her.
King won a record 20 career titles at Wimbledon – six in singles, 10 in women’s doubles, and four in mixed doubles.
King played 51 Grand Slam singles events from 1959 through 1983, reaching at least the semi-finals in 27 and at least the quarterfinals in 40 of her attempts and was the runner-up in six Grand Slam singles events.
An indicator of her mental toughness in Grand Slam singles tournaments was her 11–2 career record in deuce third sets, i.e., third sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.
King won 129 singles titles, 78 of which were WTA titles, and her career prize money totaled US$1,966,487.
Billie Jean King is an American retired World No. 1 professional tennis player who has a net worth of $20 million.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Nov 22, 1943 (78 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Profession:||Tennis player, Film Producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
The USTA National Tennis Center in New York City’s Flushing Meadows–Corona Park was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in 2006, and the Jean King Sports Complex is located at California State University, Los Angeles.