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.

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

"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)

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

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

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.

Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles, including 12 singles, 16 women's doubles, and 11 mixed doubles titles.

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.

Read all of the inspiring quotes from Glamour's Women of the Year Awards. @levoleague

15 Incredibly Inspiring Quotes from Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards

Read all of the inspiring quotes from Glamour's Women of the Year Awards. @levoleague

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 (1974), King coached a men’s tennis team called the “Philadelphia Freedoms,” making her one of the first women ever to coach men.

Great ladies from the 70's: Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King

Great ladies from the 70's: Virginia Wade, Evonne Goolagong, Rosie Casals and Billie Jean King

Robert Redford et Christy Turlington lors de la finale de l'US Open entre Serena Williams et Caroline Wozniacki, le 7 septembre 2014 à l'USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center de New York

PHOTOS - Robert Redford et Christy Turlington lors de la finale de l'US Open entre Serena Williams et Caroline Wozniacki, le 7 septembre 2014 à l'USTA Billie Jean King N

Robert Redford et Christy Turlington lors de la finale de l'US Open entre Serena Williams et Caroline Wozniacki, le 7 septembre 2014 à l'USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center de New York

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