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Billie Jean King Biography - Against All Odds, Career Of Firsts, Chronology, Champions Women's Rights, Awards And Accomplishments - CONTACT INFORMATION

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1943-

American tennis player

Billie Jean King, more than anyone, revolutionized women's tennis. One of the greatest players ever, King was in the Top Ten five times between 1966 and 1972, and has won 20 Wimbledon championships. She founded charitable organizations as well as the Women's Tennis Association and the Women's Sports Foundation, which she established to ensure that females have equal access to participation and leadership opportunities in sports and fitness. King, involved with

Billie Jean King

the sport for more than five decades, has been most effective in addressing matters of financial equity and respect for women's tennis. Life magazine in 1990 named King one of the "100 Most Important Americans of the Twentieth Century," and Sports Illustrated in 1994 ranked her No. 5 in its list of top 40 athletes who have elevated their sport. King, honored frequently for athleticism and public service, is a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the National Women's Hall of Fame.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o Diane Stone, 960 Harlem Ave., Suite 983, Glenview, Ill 60025. Fax: 847-904-7362. Email: dstone@wtt.com.

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almost 6 years ago

To Billie Jean



I sure hope you get this message, I have thought of you so often over the years. I moved Mom to Florida a few years ago so I could take care of her and she followed your most interesting life as I have and was always asking if I heard the latest about our little Billie Jean. Ha..She was so proud of your wonderful accomplishments as are we all. She would say that can you believe they named the whole US Tennis stadium after her? What a wonderful honor and so well deserved. Anyway, Billie, I was going thru some old papers and ran across a letter you sent to me on July 27, 1960 from the Germantown Cricket Club in PA. You and Darlene Hard had just won the Nat. Clay Court Doubles Championship and said you received transistor radios and a small silver tennis ball for the win. My, how times have changed and you, my dear, are very much responsible for all the strides and improvements for women everywhere and for the game of tennis. How proud your Mom must be. I heard she is stil living, I hope that is the case. My Mom was 91 last year when she passed and she was basically in good health and had lived a very interesting and well traveled life. She was married 4 times and had a boyfriend at the time of her death. Funny, she did love her men. Anyway, I have been married 3 times, darn, and to John Plum for 28 years. So, I guess I finally got it right. I have two children, you came to my baby shower for Layne and he was a ballboy at a tournament in Dallas years ago when he was about 12. My daughter, Belinda is 47 and I have 5 granddaughters. I am blessed with good health and play golf and tennis every week. We live at Hammock Beach, in Palm Coast Florida for the last 6 years. I could go on and on, but maybe I will see if you get this and I hope we can continue this conversation both ways and catch up on all that has happened in past 51 years. Can you believer it?? Do you think you can make the reunion? If not, maybe send us a video. I know everyone would be delighted to see you. I didn't make the last one because of 9/11. So, it has been awhile since I've see anyone except Becky Terpstra, Nancy Wolthausen and Anna Curns. We all regret losing touch, but maybe we can remedy that. Let me hear from you. with love, Nancy

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about 10 years ago

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