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September 6, 2015 - Serena Williams in action in a women's singles fourth-round match against Madison Keys during the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. (USTA/Andrew Ong)

September 2015 - Serena Williams in action in a women's singles fourth-round match against Madison Keys during the 2015 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.

international tennis star Billie Jean King won a record twenty Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports.

Billie Jean King won a record 20 Wimbledon championships and helped win equal treatment for women in sports famously beating Bobby Riggs in 1973 in "The Battle of the sexes" after he said to her that men were superior athletes.

Billie Jean King the primary mover of women's tennis. Finally honored when the US OPEN facility was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center.

Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

Billie Jean King is an American former World No. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles. King won the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.

Billie Jean King 1943 - One of the greatest female athletes Billie Jean King was one of the greatest female tennis champions who battled for equal pay for women. She won 67 professional titles including 20 titles at Wimbledon.

"I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self esteem.

Billie Jean King She changed the world of tennis by making sure that women tennis player got as much as male.

Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King She changed the world of tennis in so many ways. helping to level the playing field for dollars women players earned (back then men made much more money playing tennis).

Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs - this was such a big deal in the '70's - Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs - Battle of the Sexes. King beat Riggs to prove that female athletes are just as tough and elite as males are. King used sport as a way to dismantle sexist views towards female athletes.

Billie Jean King, feminist, tennis champ, demanded female tennis players earn the same amount in prize money as their male counterparts. Crazy idea then, but she won eventually.

Live sports in COLOR is broadcast in 1967 for the first time. It's the BBC who breaks that field open carrying Wimbledon. Billie Jean King wins the Women's championship that year.

This is what victory feels like! Billie Jean King ~ 1978 US Open

Eight Great U.S. Open Tennis Moments That Don’t Involve a Ball

Did you know Elton John’s ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ is dedicated to Billie Jean King? At the time (1974), King coached a men’s tennis team called the “Philadelphia Freedoms,” making her one of the first women ever to coach men.

Billie Jean King

Did you know Elton John’s ‘Philadelphia Freedom’ is dedicated to Billie Jean King? At the time King coached a men’s tennis team called the “Philadelphia Freedoms,” making her one of the first women ever to coach men.

White lace was a trend on the court in 1971.  Seen here on Chris Evert and Billie Jean King.

US Open Style

Women still had to wear white tennis dresses for tournament play in the but touches of lace on 'em were all over the place -- Here's Chris Evert and Billie Jean King --

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