I will never forget in 1973 the Battle of the Sexes. Bobby Riggs was all over the media boasting that women tennis players were inferior to male tennis players. Billie Jean King took up his challenge and broke that glass ceiling at the Houston Astrodome on September 20, 1973. Here is her story.
International tennis star Billie Jean King won a record twenty Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports.
Billie Jean (Moffitt) King was born on November 22, 1943, in the southern California city of Long Beach. She was the first of Willard and Betty Moffitt’s two children. Her father was an engineer for the fire department, and her mother was a receptionist at a medical center. Both she and her brother, Randy, who would become a professional baseball player, excelled in athletics as children and were encouraged by their parents. At fire department picnics…
View original post 748 more words