Billie Jean Moffitt
Billie Jean Moffitt King, född 22 november 1943 i Long Beach, Kalifornien, USA, amerikansk tennisspelare. Billie Jean King rankades 1966-68, 1971 och 1974 som världsetta. Ännu som 40-åring (1983) rankades hon som nummer 13 i världen.
Hon upptogs 1987 i International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Billie Jean Moffitt King, född 22 november 1943 i Long Beach, Kalifornien, USA, amerikansk tennisspelare. Billie Jean King rankades 1966-68, 1971 och 1974 ...
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Billie Jean King - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Billie Jean King (née Moffitt, born on November 22, 1943) is an American former World No. 1 professional tennis player. King won 39 Grand Slam titles, ...
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Billie Jean King (American tennis player) -- Encyclopedia Britannica
Billie Jean King, née Billie Jean Moffitt (born Nov. 22, 1943, Long Beach, California, U.S.), American tennis player whose influence and playing style elevated ...
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Billie Jean King Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com
Born Billie Jean Moffitt on November 22, 1943 in Long Beach, California. Raised in a conservative Methodist family, Billy Jean King learned to play tennis on the ...
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Billie Jean King: 'It's not about the money. It's about the equality ...
23 Jun 2013 ... The night before the most watched match of Billie Jean King's career ... in 1975, that it was "very likely Billie Jean Moffitt King will go down in ...
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Billie Jean King AKA Billie Jean Moffitt. Born: 22-Nov-1943. Birthplace: Long Beach, CA. Gender: Female Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Bisexual
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Thesaurus Legend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms. Noun, 1. Billie Jean King - United States woman tennis player (born in 1943). Billie Jean Moffitt King, ...
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ESPN.com: Billie Jean won for all women
She was born Billie Jean Moffitt on Nov. 22, 1943 in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of a firefighter father and homemaker mother. Her younger brother Randy ...
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Having helped transform the world of professional tennis, Billie Jean King ... it was when eleven-year-old Billie Jean Moffitt of Long Beach bought her first racket.
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Billie Jean King Biography. Maiden name is Moffitt ... At age 11, when she bought her first tennis racquet with money saved from odd jobs and was taking free ...
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Billie Jean Moffitt King, född 22 november 1943 i Long Beach, Kalifornien, USA, amerikansk tennisspelare. Billie Jean King rankades 1966-68, 1971 och 1974 ...
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Billie Jean King (née Moffitt, born on November 22, 1943) is an American ... her parents could not afford Stanford or the University of Southern California (USC).
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AKA Billie Jean Moffitt. Born: 22-Nov-1943 ... Father: Willard J. Moffitt (fireman, d. 16-Jun-2006) ... University: California State University Los Angeles University: ...
Women's Tennis Pioneer Billie Jean King Honored - Boston University
5 May 2008 ... Each year at Commencement, Boston University singles out people from ... Among this year's recipients is tennis legend Billie Jean Moffit King.
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Billie Jean Moffitt was only a teenager when she took the international ..... A 1942 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University, Heldman received her M.A. in ...
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Billie Jean King was born 'Billie Jean Moffitt' on 22nd November 1943, in Long ... While studying at the university, she had to work two jobs to pay her way.
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23 Jun 2013 ... The night before the most watched match of Billie Jean King's ... in 1975, that it was "very likely Billie Jean Moffitt King will go down in .... King's understanding of inequality deepened at California State University, Los Angeles.
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She was born Billie Jean Moffitt on Nov. 22, 1943 in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of a firefighter father and homemaker mother. Her younger brother Randy ...
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Billie Jean King: Tennis Trailblazer
Billie Jean King: Tennis Trailblazer
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... 6, 8-9, 10, 12, 14, 18, 53, 66, 83, 104, 117 Moffitt, Billie Jean. See King, Billie Jean Moffitt, Randy (brother), 8, 9, 11, 21, 82-83, 104 Moody, Helen Wills, 23, 30, 31 Ms., 66, 74, 90 National Tennis League, 51, 53, 54, 61 Navratilova, Martina, ...
King on the court: Billie Jean King
King on the court: Billie Jean King
Leila B. Gemme, 1976
A biography of the tennis champion who has done much to assure an equal place for women in professional tennis.
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14 Soon after she first stepped onto a tennis court, Billie Jean Moffitt set her sights high. In an oft- recounted story (actually, most of her stories are oft- recounted), when Betty Moffitt picked her daughter up after her first group lesson on a Long ...
Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures
Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures
Bonnie Zimmerman, George E. Haggerty, 2000
See also Art, Mainstream; Mexico King, Billie Jean Moffitt (1943–) Tennis champion; born into a white, working-class family in Long Beach, California, on November 22, 1943. The Moffitt family, including younger brother, Randy, was active in ...
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Plays Tennis Like a Man, Speaks Out Like — Billie Jean King – New York Times | Sporting News
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What is Billie Jean King’s net worth? Billie Jean King’s net worth is $15 million dollars. Born in Long Beach, California, Billie
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Billie Jean Moffitt King: Playing Career 1958-1990: 1966 Ranking Year
After thirteen unsuccessful attempts to win a Grand Slam singles title from 1959 through 1965, King at the age of 22 finally won such a title at Wimbledon, defeating Margaret Smith Court in the semifinals and Maria Bueno in the final.  Among her other singles victories were the U.
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Billie Jean King: ‘It’s not about the money. It’s about the equality message’ | World News Views
The former tennis star, winner of 39 Grand Slam titles, talks about her fight for women players to get equal pay as well as her work for gay rightsThe night before the most watched match of Billie Jean King's career – which turned out to be the most watched match in tennis history – she called her brother, Randy. She has no recollection of this phone call; she was deep in training at the time, completely, intensely focused. But Randy reminded her of it recently. It was September 1973, and not only was this match important, but a loss would mean irreparable damage to her reputation, to the women's tour that had started three years earlier, to the women's tennis association that had started three months earlier, to the legislation designed to end sexual discrimination in schools and colleges – and to the burgeoning, brilliant women's movement as a whole. Randy asked if she was going to win. "Go ahead and bet the house," she replied.It was this confidence and concentration that had taken King to the top. She was 29, and had already won 10 Grand Slam singles titles, including five at Wimbledon. Over the course of her career she would win 39 Grand Slam titles in singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles. She was also deeply immersed in the drive for equality that would lead Sports Illustrated to declare, in 1975, that it was "very likely Billie Jean Moffitt King will go down in history as the most significant athlete of this century".King is 69 now, and when we meet backstage at the One Show, where she is due to appear, she is full of beans, jumping from one idea and epiphany to another. One minute we are talking about microfinancing, the next about my mother; her years of mentoring young tennis players have clearly left her with as much interest in asking questions as answering them.We are here to talk about that defining match, dubbed The Battle of the Sexes, which has just become the subject of an excellent documentary of the same name. The film brings out all the tensions and colour of the time, prompting reflection on the inequalities that still persist.The idea for the match came from King's opponent, Bobby Riggs, who was 55. King had long been aware of him. She has always loved history, studied it at college, and as a kid she could recite all the Wimbledon winners, so knew he had won the triple crown in 1939, taking the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles. That winning year at Wimbledon he bet on himself, parlaying $500 into $105,000. It was a practice he would keep up in the coming years, to the extent that his wife finally asked him to see a psychiatrist about his gambling. At their second session, he and the doctor started playing gin rummy. His wife filed for divorce; Riggs was dumbfounded.On the seniors circuit, he became known as a hustler – challenging tough opponents to tennis matches where he would handicap himself in an entertaining way, playing with a frying pan, for instance. Now he hit on a new wheeze. The women's movement that had been kicked off by Betty Friedan's book The Feminine Mystique in 1963, continuing with the formation of the National Organisation for Women in 1966, was the talk of the US. At the Miss America protest in 1968, in Atlantic City, women dumped "instruments of female torture" including bras, false eyelashes and high heels into a bin marked "freedom trash can"; they also crowned a live sheep Miss America, to underline the way beauty pageants treated women as meat. Feminism was headline news, and Riggs sniffed an opportunity.He started approaching the top women's players, dangling a big pay day as an inducement. King was the one he really wanted; he called her "the sex leader of the revolutionary pack". King recalls speaking to him around 1970, and merges seamlessly into an impression of his free-wheeling, wheedling style, her voice dropping an octave: "'Come on baby. Let's do it! Let's go! It's going to be exciting, people are going to like it, and we can make lots of money!'" She replied that she was exhausted, "and then I was thinking to myself too – what do I have to gain? He's as old as my father so, athletically speaking, it's nothing to me. OK, I beat a 55-year-old guy. Whoopee! And then, if I lose to a 55-year-old guy, Oh my God, I'll never forgive myself."She was thinking about the reputation of women's tennis as much as her own. King had been playing on the national circuit since 1959, and had first played internationally, at Wimbledon, aged 17, in 1961. She was one of the players who pushed for the game to be "open" – for professionals and amateurs to be allowed to play in all competitions, together. The open era began in 1968, and having played in the big competitions for virtually no money before – when she won three titles at Wimbledon in 1967 she received a £45 gift voucher – she was delighted that she would be able to make a living. But then she realised that women players were to be paid much less than the men. When she won Wimbledon for the third time in 1968 she was paid £750. The men's winner, Rod Laver, took home £2,000.In other tournaments, the pay differential was even greater – the men would take 10, 11, 12 times the women's purse. And in many competitions, women weren't even given the chance to play. King knew that some of the male players were planning to form a professional organisation. "You are going to include us, aren't you? she asked. "And they said: 'Absolutely not.' I said OK, but I went back to them more than once, and some of them said: 'Nobody would even pay a dime to watch you girls,'" – she pauses – "'you birds'. That was really not fun. And these are my friends, you know? I really loved them. I still love them today, but it was very heartbreaking."They had to rebel. King and some of the other women players contacted Gladys Heldman, the influential founder of World Tennis magazine, and explained their situation; they decided to start a women's tour. This meant boycotting the tennis establishment. The US Lawn Tennis Association, as it was then, told them they would be suspended if they went ahead, and wouldn't be able to play in competitions including Wimbledon and the US Open. They decided to do it anyway. On 23 September 1970, nine women players – seven American, two Australian – were pictured holding the symbolic $1 they were being paid to join the tour.They played anywhere they could draw a crowd – some of the venues didn't even have tennis balls. King knew they were taking a massive risk, she says. She wishes the other eight women received more recognition but, she says: "We were a team, and they chose me as a leader. They're the ones that pushed me into it, and then I embraced it, and once I embrace it – forget it! If I embrace something it's over, you know?! We were a team, and we helped each other, and every one of us had a very different personality, we were very opinionated, but what saved us is that we all had a good sense of humour. Woo! If we hadn't had that, I don't know what would have happened, because we could laugh at anything. If we were really hurting, we would just keep going."Next on the agenda for King was speaking to politicians about the legislation that would become Title IX, which passed into law in 1972, and stated that "no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education programme or activity receiving federal financial assistance". This changed the lives of countless female athletes, who could suddenly receive the scholarships that King herself had been denied; she had to do two jobs throughout her college education, during which she was also competing internationally. The number of female college athletes has grown 622% since Title IX came into force, but it was an unpopular stance at the time, she says. "It wasn't fun. Everybody always says: 'Oh, you guys must have had so much fun!' We had some fun, because we had to, because we had to have a sense of humour. But no. It was rough man."Led by King, the women went on to found the Women's Tennis Association – a body that gave them one voice – in a secret meeting in London, during Wimbledon, in June 1973. Everything was going well, except for the continued nag of Riggs. On Mother's Day, May 1973, an event forced King's hand. Margaret Court, an Australian player who was King's greatest rival at the time, and who had kept herself away from the essential ferment of the feminist movement – "I am not carrying the banner for Women's Lib," she declared – agreed to Riggs's proposition. At the start of the match, he presented her with a bunch of roses. She curtsied, to the horror of many women viewers. And then she allowed his style and braggadocio to rattle her. It took 57 minutes for Riggs to beat her 6-2, 6-1, in a match that became known as the Mother's Day Massacre.King knew if she left Riggs's victory hanging, critics would use it to ridicule the women's game for ever after. In some ways, the situation must have seemed like destiny. She grew up in Long Beach, California, the daughter of a firefighter, and was 11, she says, "when I decided I wanted to be number one. That was the second time that I played tennis. It was at the public parks, and I knew I'd found what I wanted to do with my life. By 12 I had an epiphany about trying to change tennis. Because I looked around and I saw that everyone who plays wears white socks, white shoes, a white tennis dress or shorts, and they're all white. My question to myself, as a 12-year-old, was: where is everybody else? There are no people of colour. Something's not right." Later, as a teenager, she read Althea Gibson's book, I Always Wanted to be Somebody. She learned that it wasn't until 1950 that a person of colour had played in what is now the US Open – Gibson had played that year, then won her first major in 1956, before winning Wimbledon in 1957 and 1958.King's understanding of inequality deepened at California State University, Los Angeles. There, at 18, she met a man called Larry King (not the broadcaster), who was a year younger than her; they married in 1965. He had been listening to her frustrations, and one day said to her: "'You're a second-class citizen.' And I go: 'What do you mean?' And he goes: 'Do you think you're a second-class citizen?' And I said: 'Yeah, actually, I am.' And he said: 'Because you're a girl.' And that day just solidified all these feelings I had bubbling up in me, all the things I'd been thinking and talking about. He just made it simple, you know?"After Court's defeat, she agreed to play Riggs, and a great hoopla built up around the match. Riggs was a showman; one of his favourite T-shirts proclaimed "male chauvinist pig", another bore the acronym Worms: World Organisation for the Retention of Male Supremacy. He told reporters he was playing in defence of young men, who he claimed were being enslaved by women. "Guys are getting married, pretty soon they won't be able to get out once a week for a poker game, won't be able to go away for a weekend on duck-hunting trips," he said. "So I don't care about myself, but ... we've got to stop those women right now."The attention represented another threat for King. In the late 60s she had started to realise that she had feelings for women, and in 1969 she had asked Larry for a divorce. He refused on the basis that he still loved her. The lives of the pair were intertwined – they owned tennis tournaments together, began a women's sports magazine together – and she loved him too. But she had also begun a relationship with her personal assistant, Marilyn Barnett, and was in terror of this being revealed. An onslaught of press attention was the last thing she needed.The match was played on 20 September 1973; men wore their male chauvinist pig T-shirts, women arrived with banners supporting Billie Jean. The worldwide TV audience was 100m. King was brought into the stadium on the shoulders of male athletes, while Riggs was wheeled in by the female models he called his "bosom buddies". They exchanged gifts. Riggs gave King a lollipop, while she presented him with a piglet sporting a pink bow. She knew that whether she won or lost, she would be remembered for this match for the rest of her life.She won, of course, in straight sets. It was one of the great spectacles of the women's liberation movement, featuring a woman who had always tried to argue much more subtly for equality. "You can see with my interviews back in those days, I was walking this tightrope to not alienate."She can speak more freely these days. King was outed in 1981 when Barnett brought a palimony case against her; as one of the first openly gay athletes she lost all her endorsements overnight. She and Larry remained married until 1987, and friends after that – she is godmother to his children. In the years since, she has worked hard for gay rights, which she describes as the civil rights issue of the 21st century, "the first half anyway", and for women's rights. It is in large part her legacy that tennis is now the only sport in which men and women receive equal pay. "It's not about the money, it's about the message we send. We are sending the equality message out that this is the right thing to do. Yes, the men are better than us in some ways. Yes, we're better in some ways. It doesn't matter. Don't you want to share in this world? I do."King is the enthusiast who became an icon for civil rights; in 2009 she was awarded the presidential medal of freedom for her work for equality. She is sometimes called to speak to the Women's Tennis Association, she says, and she launches into the speech she gives to the women professionals today. "Everyone's an influencer," she says. "It's not only what you do on the court – do you realise how you can affect people in your village, in your town, in your country, in this world? You have a platform that very few people will ever have ... You hit a tennis ball with a racquet over a little net, and just think what you can do with that, beyond trying to win Wimbledon." So speaks one who knows.Makers: Women Who Make America Billie Jean KingTennisEqualityWimbledonAustralian OpenUS Open tennisKira Cochraneguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
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Gold Mountain Musings: Billie Jean Moffitt
Okay, you're probably wondering - "Who's Billie Jean Moffitt?"Back in the day, and if you're a long-time fan of the San Francisco Giants you'll remember him, there was a pitcher on the Giants named Randy Moffitt. I was just a kid when he was on the team, but I remember him being a relief pitcher.
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