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Billie Jean King On 50 Years Of Women’s Professional Tennis




American tennis player Billie Jean King in action against Ann Jones of Great Britain during their Wightman Cup match at Wimbledon on June 14, 1970.
American tennis player Billie Jean King in action against Ann Jones of Great Britain during their Wightman Cup match at Wimbledon on June 14, 1970.
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In 1970, nine tennis players came together to fight for professional play opportunities for women, paving the way for women’s tennis as we know it. 

We sit down with Southern California native Billie Jean King and one of the “Original 9” to discuss her new Audible documentary “The Dollar Rebellion: How Billie Jean King and The Original 9 Became The Change They Wanted to See,” which explores some of the most significant moments in the history of women’s tennis.

Guest:

Billie Jean King, tennis champion and social justice activist; writer and performer of the new Audible audio documentary “The Dollar Rebellion: How Billie Jean King and The Original 9 Became The Change They Wanted to See”, released November 19