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AUSTRALIAN OPEN: Twirlgate Just for Show? Calling BS on Billie Jean King’s Sexism Claim

  Maria Sharapova has talked about her passion for fashion, and how she enjoys helping with the designs of the tennis dresses she wears, including the little black tennis dress. Last year, Glamour magazine called her clothes “saucy.” A few years ago, Forbes said she likes “tank dresses with kicky skirts.” Who can argue with that? And who can forget Serena Williams’ catsuit...
Via Greg Couch on Tennis
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Nainkin Rejoins USTA Player Development as National Coach

(January 6, 2015) The USTA announced on Tuesday that David Nainkin has rejoined USTA Player Development full-time as National Coach, Men’s Tennis, and that Maureen Diaz has been hired as a full-time National Coach based out of the USTA Training Center – East in Flushing, N.Y..   Nainkin, who was part of the USTA coaching staff from 2004-2013, returns to the USTA after spending...
Via Tennis Panorama
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cowboys coach has inspirational talk with tennis legend Billie Jean King

OXNARD, Calif. - Jason Garrett is more than willing to take advice and inspiration from any successful person, even if it's someone who admits to not knowing much about the NFL. Earlier this month, the Dallas Cowboys head coach had a phone conversation with women's tennis legend Billie Jean King. The interaction was set up by Fort Worth Star-Telegram NFL writer Charean Williams....
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Billie Jean King's mother, Betty Moffitt, dies

Betty Moffitt, the mother of tennis great Billie Jean King and former major league pitcher Randy Moffitt, has died in Arizona. She was 91. King's publicist says she died Friday at home with her children by her side. King announced Wednesday that she would not attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics with the U.S. delegation because of her mother's failing health. Betty...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Trailblazer Billie Jean King part of diplomacy by diversity in Sochi

Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it, so she had no hesitation joining the U.S. delegation for the Sochi Olympics. King will help lead the delegation in the opening ceremony Feb. 7 at the Sochi Games, which has been overshadowed by a recent anti-gay law in Russia, calls for a boycott and criticism from human rights groups. "It took...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

King part of diplomacy by diversity

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MELISSA MURPHY AP Sports Writer Billie Jean King believes standing up to discrimination is the best way to combat it. She will help lead the U.S. delegation in the opening ceremonies on Feb. 7 at the Sochi Olympics in Russia, which recently passed an anti-gay law. King told The Associated Press on Wednesday the American delegation...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

White House unveils US delegation to 2014 Olympics

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says tennis champion Billie Jean King and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will join the opening ceremony delegation. So will figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors. Deputy...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Openly gay athletes included in U.S. delegation to Sochi ceremonies

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will lead the U.S. delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics next year in Sochi, Russia. The White House says tennis champion Billie Jean King and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul will join the opening ceremony delegation. So will figure skater Brian Boitano and presidential adviser Rob Nabors. Deputy...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Upgrade of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Set to Begin in February

  (December 4, 2013) Lisa Colangelo of the New York Daily News is reporting that the $500 million upgrade of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will commence in February. The first part of the upgrade involves the installation of piles to support the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium. “We have to host the Open each year, so we had to work on a construction...
Via Tennis Panorama
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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