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Billie Jean King

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Birthday
22, 1943
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
22, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA

About

Tennis icon who won 12 women's singles Grand Slam tennis titles and defeated former men's champ Bobby Riggs.

Before Fame

She picked up her first tennis racket at the age of 11. She would go on to attend Cal State LA instead of Stanford or USC due to financial issues.

Trivia

She founded the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation, and also became the owner of the World Tennis Team.

Family Life

She was married to her college boyfriend Larry King from 1965 to 1987, despite realizing that she was gay in 1969. Since their divorce, she has been with long-term partner Ilana Kloss.

Associated With

She captured her sixth Wimbledon singles championship after defeating Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1975.