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Billie Jean King

1943 - Today

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Billie Jean King (née Moffitt; born November 22, 1943) is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, the Women’s Tennis Association and the Women’s Sports Foundation, and part of the ownership groups of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Angel City FC and the Los Angeles Sparks. She was named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by Life magazine and is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In her legendary tennis career, King captured 39 Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles, including a record 20 Wimbledon championships. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Billie Jean King has received more than 10,606,002 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Billie Jean King is the 5th most popular tennis player (up from 13th in 2019), the 649th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,146th 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 5 out of 1,148Before her are Rod Laver, Novak Djokovic, Björn Borg, and René Lacoste. After her are Fred Perry, Roger Federer, Margaret Court, Manuel Santana, Ilie Năstase, Steffi Graf, and Martina Navratilova.

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Among people born in 1943, Billie Jean King ranks 40Before her are David Cronenberg, Carlos Alberto Parreira, John Kerry, Richard Wright, Jacques Attali, and Khalifa Haftar. After her are Terrence Malick, Helmut Marko, Denis Sassou Nguesso, Betty Williams, Gianni Rivera, and Masaru Emoto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Billie Jean King ranks 649 out of 18,182Before her are Dennis Ritchie (1941), Bill Cosby (1937), Tommy Hilfiger (1951), Anne Rice (1941), George A. Romero (1940), and William Hanna (1910). After her are Howard Hawks (1896), Lady Gaga (1986), Don Shirley (1927), Carrie Fisher (1956), Walter Hill (1942), and Sally Field (1946).

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), Pete Sampras (1971), Venus Williams (1980), Don Budge (1915), Chris Evert (1954), Bill Tilden (1893), and Pancho Gonzales (1928).

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