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Video: SNL spoofs Billie Jean King's delegation to Olympics

In case you missed it, Billie Jean King made an appearance on Saturday Night Live during the Weekend Update segment last night. Her appearance comes on the heels of being delegated to represent the United States in Russia for the Sochi Olympics.Okay, so King wasn't actually there herself. Instead, King was marvelously played by Kate McKinnon, who drummed up comedy with a plethora...
Via Bush League Chronicle
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bobby Riggs Threw Historic Match Against Billie Jean King To Pay Mafia Debts

September 20, 1973, on national television and in front of the largest US audience to view a tennis match, Billie Jean Kind and Bobby Riggs competed in the highly anticipated “Battle of the Sexes.” King defeated Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, amidst controversy due to the age difference between the two (Riggs was 55 and King was 29) and the unusually poor play of Riggs, who just a few...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss
RIGGS'D

Did Riggs throw match vs. King?

According to 'Outside The Lines', the legendary Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs may not have exactly been on the up and up. 

Via Bob's Blitz
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

King reminisces ahead of PBS profile

Billie Jean King said Tuesday that she couldn't have revealed herself as being gay in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling women's professional tennis tour. King became the first prominent female athlete to come out as gay in 1981 after her partner filed a palimony lawsuit against her. ''I don't think it would have helped the situation. I think...
Via Fox Sports
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Billie Jean King talks life ahead of PBS profile

Billie Jean King said Tuesday that she couldn't have revealed herself as being gay in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling women's professional tennis tour. King became the first prominent female athlete to come out as gay in 1981 after her partner filed a palimony lawsuit against her. ''I don't think it would have helped the situation. I think...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

PBS 'American Masters' to profile Billie Jean King, first athlete in the series' 27 years.

"American Masters Billie Jean King" will premiere nationally Tuesday, September 10 on PBS to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of tennis' King v. Riggs "The Battle of the Sexes" and the birth of the WTA, both led by Ms. King. This is the first time that 27-Year "American Masters" series has ever covered a sports figure. "Billie Jean King embodies...
Via Tennis Identity
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

US Open Fan Appreciation Sale to be Held on Tuesday at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    NEW YORK – A US Open Fan Appreciation Sale will be held on Tuesday, September 11th at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The 50% off Fan Appreciation Sale, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET, applies to all products remaining at the US Open. Entrance to the sale is located at the East Gate located next to parking lot B.   FMI (Facility Merchandising Inc.), in association...
Via Tennis Panorama
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

USTA Unveils Strategic Vision for Future Development at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens

Here is the official news release from the United States Tennis Association about the future development of the Billie Jean King Nationa Tennis Center: United States Tennis Association Unveils Strategic Vision for Future Development at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens   Proposed enhancements to the host site of the US Open designed...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Billie Jean King takes USTA's case to Congress

Hall of Famer and women's tennis pioneer Billie Jean King is asking members of Congress to help the U.S. Tennis Association with community outreach efforts. King is in Washington to meet with lawmakers and further the USTA's efforts to develop local partnerships around the country. Speaking at the National Press Club on Wednesday, the owner of 12 Grand Slam singles titles...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Family Circle names court after King

Women's tennis pioneer Billie Jean King had the stadium court at the Family Circle Tennis Center named in her honor. The tournament announced the honor Saturday night during an exhibition celebrating the 40th Family Circle Cup. The tournament was the first played in 1973 and offered women an unheard of $100,000 in prize money. King was instrumental in creating the Women'...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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