Mrs. Billie Jean King, Long Beach, Calif., the Wimbledon's champion, who confirmed last night that there will be no women's boycott of Wimbledon, stretches out on a seat on June 22, 1973 in Kensington Gardens, London after a long night of debate. She is wearing the new fashion in Dacron designed for her for 1973 by Ted Tinling. (AP Photo)
Gertrude Agusta Moran, a leggy Californian who was promptly dubbed "Gussie" by the British media. The word "Gorgeous" was added when, dressed by the tennis fashion guru, Ted Tinling, she played the 1949 Championships.
Back in the '70s, Chrissie Evert was the premiere piece of eye candy in women's sports. Known as the "ice maiden" because of her cool demeanor on court, Chris shunned regular sports gear and wore custom made tennis dresses by Ted Tinling. Her warm personality endeared her to sports fans across the country and made her the first darling of American tennis.
Giovanna Caruso modeling a Dacron dress by English fashion designer Ted Tinling at a press preview of the designer's new tennis wear collection, at the Hilton Hotel, London, 5th January 1967. The dress features a polo neck, slashed shoulder line and 'red for go' tennis racket motifs, which also feature on the matching tights.