Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. 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. King often represented the United States in the Federation Cup and the Wightman Cup. She was a member of the victorious United States team in seven Federation Cups and nine Wightman Cups. For three years, King was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.
I will tell you King's First Law of Recognition: You never get it when you want it, and then when it comes, you get too much.
In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar.
At 62 you want to keep moving; that's important.
|Other Names||Billie Jean Moffit|
|Date of Birth||November 22, 1943|
|Birthplace||Long Beach, California|
|Height||5' 4½" (164 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|Claim to Fame||12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women`s doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles|