Billie Jean King

1943 - Today

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Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943), also known as BJK, is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billie Jean King has received more than 12,420,568 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Billie Jean King is the 6th most popular tennis player (down from 5th in 2019), the 706th most popular biography from United States (down from 649th in 2019) and the most popular American Tennis Player.

In 1973, Billie Jean King became the first woman to win a Grand Slam title. She was also the founder of the Women's Tennis Association.

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Among tennis players, Billie Jean King ranks 6 out of 1,569Before her are Björn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Rod Laver, René Lacoste, and Margaret Court. After her are Ilie Năstase, Fred Perry, Jimmy Connors, Boris Becker, Roger Federer, and Martina Navratilova.

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Among people born in 1943, Billie Jean King ranks 51Before her are Hanna Schygulla, Mariss Jansons, Helmut Marko, Michael Mann, Klaus von Klitzing, and Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson. After her are Pervez Musharraf, Andreas Baader, Terrence Malick, Peter Zumthor, Mohammed Badie, and Betty Williams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Jean King ranks 706 out of 20,380Before her are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Kevin Bacon (1958), H. L. Mencken (1880), Sally Field (1946), and Harold Urey (1893). After her are John McCarthy (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Lee Marvin (1924), Kenny Rogers (1938), John Deere (1804), and Benjamin Thompson (1753).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Billie Jean King ranks 1After her are Jimmy Connors (1952), Arthur Ashe (1943), Andre Agassi (1970), Stan Smith (1946), Serena Williams (1981), Chris Evert (1954), Bill Tilden (1893), Pete Sampras (1971), Venus Williams (1980), Don Budge (1915), and Pancho Gonzales (1928).