Billie Jean King still bearing arms in tennis battle of the sexes

Billie Jean King still bearing arms in tennis battle of the sexes
 

Billie Jean King remembers it well. It was 5 July 1968. The American had just won her third straight Wimbledon title, her second grand slam title of that year and her fifth overall at the time. But this one meant that little bit more, the first Wimbledon of the Open era, as tennis finally welcomed back the professionals into the sport, ending the era of “shamateurism” when amateurs were paid under the table. Overjoyed after her win over the Australian Judy Tegart, King collected the trophy from Princess Marina of Kent and then, for the first time, pocketed a cheque as well. That was when... read more

 
24 June 2018 in Sport, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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