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.

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

That's how victory feels! Billie Jean King ~ 1978 US Open

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

4. "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 (1943)

4. "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 (1943)

Billie Jean King, right, and defending champion Chris Evert, walk off the Center Court at Wimbledon after their match on Monday, June 27, 1977.

Billie Jean King, right, and defending champion Chris Evert, walk off the Center Court at Wimbledon after their match on Monday, June 27, 1977.

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

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

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion... and how difficult it can be

11 Billie Jean King Quotes That Prove EVERY Woman Can Be A Champion

'Battle of The Sexes' Official Trailer  The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. IMDb: http://imdb.to/2sVEEdq  youtube.com

'Battle of The Sexes' Official Trailer The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. IMDb: http://imdb.to/2sVEEdq youtube.com

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