Billie Jean King

South Africa Beat Namibia 3-0 In BJK Cup Opener

VILNIUS, June 15, 2021 (SA Press Release) Team South Africa made a perfect start to their Billie Jean King Cup Europe/Africa Group III tournament in Vilnius, Lithuania on Tuesday.  South Africa thumped their African counterparts Namibia 3-0 in their first […]

King, Murray Speak Out On Gender Equality And Pandemic Impact On Tennis

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2020 (by Michael Dickens) Christiane Amanpour, host of Amanpour, CNN International’s nightly global affairs program, welcomed tennis Hall of Famer Billie Jean King and three-time major titlist Andy Murray, both champions for women’s sports, on her show for […]

Billie Jean King Announced As Fed Cup Global Ambassador

ITF Press Release, June 5, 2019 The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today announced Billie Jean King, former World Number One, 4-time Fed Cup winner and 4-time US Fed Cup Captain, pioneer for inclusion and equality and founder of the WTA, […]

Billie Jean King Named Australian Open Woman Of The Year

AO Press Release, January 13, 2018 Tennis legend and tireless human rights campaigner Billie Jean King was named Australian Open Woman of the Year. The accolade was announced by Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley at the announcement of #Open4All, a wide-ranging equality, diversity and inclusion […]

“Battle of the Sexes”: Game, set, match, Billie Jean King

International Blog – Michael Dickens “Battle of the Sexes,” a fictionalization of the 1973 exhibition tennis match between World No. 1 Billie Jean King and ex-champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell, opened to much […]