Tags: King, Billie Jean

Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

“I think it’s really important if you’re going to have your name on anything that you’re hospitable, you’re inclusive, you’re open arms to everyone that comes,” she continued. “It’s a public facility.” Over time, King said, Court’s comments about gays and lesbians “really went deep in my heart and soul.” “I was fine until lately…

She Played Billie Jean King in a Movie. Now She’s Focusing on Her Own Career.

The more she wins, the more Christian peeks out from behind her digital mask. At the Templeton event, she said, the movie was mentioned on the public address system before and after her matches. “Definitely, I’m getting a lot more recognition now than I did before,” she said. Christian had to delay her plans to…

The ‘Hustler’ vs. the Feminist Champion: Inside the ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Ms. King, then 29, made headlines with her victory at the Astrodome. But she was already a star. Her name made regular appearances on The Times’s sports pages for years before she was challenged by Mr. Riggs, and she was known as a champion of gender equality and equal pay. Photo An article about Ms.…