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Billie Jean King

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Foto taget av: Credit: David Shankbone, April 25, 2007

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Födelsedag
1943-11-22
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Long Beach, California, USA
Bostadsorter
Long Beach, California, USA
Utbildning
California State University, Los Angeles
Yrken
professional tennis player
tennis coach
women's rights activist
Organisationer
Women's Tennis Association (founder)
Women's Sports Association (founder)
World Team Tennis (cofounder)
Priser och utmärkelser
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2009)
Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (1967)
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (1972)
International Tennis Hall of Fame (1987)
100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century (1990)
Arthur Ashe Courage Award (1999) (visa alla 10)
Champion of Justice Award (2007)
Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Lifetime Achievement award (2007)
California Hall of Fame (2006)
Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame (2009)
Kort biografi
Billie Jean King is a retired professional tennis player. During her career she won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon.
King has been an advocate for women's rights and women's sports, and was influential in the passage of Title IX legislation, which mandated equality in men's and women's school and collegiate sports. In 1971 King became the first female athlete to win over $100,000. King's victory against former men's Wimbledon champion Bobby Riggs in the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match led to greater recognition of women's tennis.
King founded the Women’s Tennis Association (1973), the Women’s Sports Foundation (1974), and Women’s Sports Magazine (1974), and co-founded World TeamTennis (1974).
She has been an advocate for social change and equality, including gay rights, and has been honored by many GLBT organizations.

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I think this is an excellent history of women's sports and the importance of Title IX as well as the importance and value of women activists.
 
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JRobinW | 9 andra recensioner | Apr 22, 2023 |
I appreciated learning about King's life before turning pro, but that part of the book lagged a little for me. My favorite parts of the book were the accounts of the first decade or two of the WTA, and the accounts of its formation. I loved the sense of camaraderie among the players. I wonder if that still exists today. I have to admit, I liked reading about her friendship with Elton John--it seems like a true friendship.
 
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Beth3511 | 9 andra recensioner | May 28, 2022 |
Some parts of the book are highly engaging like the Battle of the Sexes. Other parts are quite repetitive. The last couple chapters were just a summary of life in 2020-2021 and weren’t particularly unique to BJK. The book could use some editing, there is a lot of repetition and some grammar issues. Still it was interesting to read about BJK’s career and her activism.
 
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TMullins | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2022 |
I just finished Billie Jean King’s autobiography, “All In,” It’s also supposed to be good on audio.

She had quite a career, and I really learned or was reminded of so much history and how much things have changed. When she was outed; she lost all of her endorsements, and ended up having to work longer, playing tennis on rickety knees, partly for financial reasons. Then yesterday, we were at Macy’s, in the cosmetic section, and there was a big picture of pink-haired Megan Rapinoe, selling something or other. Things have really changed!… (mer)
 
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banjo123 | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2022 |

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Verk
11
Även av
4
Medlemmar
344
Popularitet
#69,365
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
25
ISBN
37
Språk
1

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