Revolutionary heroes

Revolutionary heroes in sports

Originally Published: July 4, 2011
By Amanda Rykoff

In honor of the Fourth of July and its celebration of freedom, espnW takes a look at notable declarations of independence in the sports world.

Billie Jean King and the "Original 9" declare tennis independence

Tennis is big business and the leading professional sport for women. But the WTA's success -- and the controversy over grunting and shrieking -- would not be possible without the actions of pioneer Billie Jean King and eight other female tennis players: Rosie Casals, ...

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