King dedicated to empowering women

Tennis legend: Until women are brought out of poverty, humanity can't move forward

Originally Published: February 3, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

How can you cover the net in life if you keep your feet firmly planted on the baseline of legend status?

Well, you can't. That's why Billie Jean King keeps charging forward, hopping on flights across the world, making speeches, diving into projects, learning new things. Being a tennis champion who changed not just her sport but the course of women's athletics might be enough for one lifetime for most people.

It's just not enough for King, who hasn't ...

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