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Tennis Memorabilia Auction For A Good Cause

Arthur Ashe, Pancho Gonzalez, Chrissie Evert, Mike Tyson, and Billie Jean King are champions committed to a common cause: helping kids pursue education and athletic aspirations. Now you can own some historic tennis artifacts while helping the Latin American Tennis Foundation’s youth programs in the process. Visit the LATF’s online auction this week (until October […] Continue to read full article...

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Pickleball leagues are the hot investment in sports today with John Isner, Kim Clijsters, Lebron James, Tom Brady, on board financing its growth and expansion in 2023. Meanwhile, Billie Jean King’s World Team Tennis appears to have run it’s course. WTT did not compete last year and there are no signs on the WTT web […] Continue to read full article...

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Billie Jean King Said Singles And Doubles Equally Important To Her

Billie Jean King said in her 1980 book “Play Better Tennis With Billie Jean King” that singles and doubles were equally important to her. “Unlike a lot of today’s players, doubles has always meant as much to me as singles. And winning Wimbledon doubles in 1961 with Karen Hantze was unforgettable. The highest point of […] Continue to read full article...

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In her new book “All In”, Billie Jean King claims Arthur Ashe reversed his stance on equal pay for men and women after he had a daughter (adopted daughter Camera born in 1986). Ashe was vehemently against equal pay for men and women tennis players, as he made abundantly clear in a 1980 interview on […] Continue to read full article...

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Biofile: Billie Jean King Interview

By Scoop Malinowski Status:  Hall of Fame tennis legend.  Winner of 39 Grand Slam titles. DOB:  November 22, 1943  In: Long Beach, California First Tennis Memory:  “My. That’s one of my questions. When I’m coaching. That’s fantastic. Wow. That’s great. That’s really nice. That’s the first time somebody’s asked me that. Thanks. My first memory in tennis…well, I’ll tell […] Continue to read full article...


anaivOne of my favorite old re-runs is the Dick Cavett Show on Decades Network. The witty Nebraskan was a popular TV figure in the 70s with his own interview show. A couple of weeks ago I taped the two-segment show with Arthur Ashe as the guest and was quite startled to learn that Ashe completely disagreed with the equal prize money issue which was orchestrated by Billie Jean King. Continue to read full article...

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