Billie Jean King: A golden anniversary
Legendary player sparked sweeping social change for women, tennis
Editor's note: This month marks the 50th anniversary of tennis legend Billie Jean King's first title at Wimbledon.
Fifty years ago this month, Billie Jean Moffitt, then a 17-year-old from Long Beach, Calif., boarded a plane to London. She was on her way to Wimbledon, the Mecca of tennis, a place she had studied, dreamed about and even used as the setting of a high school essay. Little did she know that half a century later, she would occupy her place at Centre Court ...
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