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By now many tennis fans have seen the new movie Battle of the Sexes, about the famous 1973 Billie Jean King/Bobbie Riggs tennis match. (You can read more about BJK’s dress style here.) You can get...

The film Battle of the Sexes comes out this week timed with the real event’s 44th anniversary. The actual match is arguably one of the most symbolic battles in sports. Let’s take a look at...

A bit of history first: The 1960s and 1970s were prime time for social change. “Traditional” societal norms were being challenged throughout contemporary culture (see Women’s Lib) and...

In a press conference on the Indian Wells tennis grounds today Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) announced that the league’s co-founder and sports icon Billie Jean King has sold her majority ownership of...

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has donated her personal archives to the New-York Historical Society.  The donation includes photo, scrapbooks, equipment, even her 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom award…the...

Oct. 12, 2015; Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, USA;2015 Mylan WTT Smash HitsAndre Agassi, Stefanie Graf, Tracy Austin, James Blake, Billie Jean King, Sir Elton John, Martina Navratilova, Mardy Fish, Lindsay...

Sir Elton John and Billie Jean King have finalized their teams for the 23rd annual Mylan WTT Smash Hits, a charity tennis event set for October 12, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The two longtime...

If you don’t focus clearly on the ball, you’re probably not going to take a clean cut at it. That’s where Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach comes in. Check out this video; it’s...

WTA tennis legends and #1s gathered yesterday on Wimby’s day of rest to celebrate 40 years of success on court and in sports: © Getty Images Double click the above image to enlarge: (L-R back...

Tennis is having another big moment and I'm worried. As happened during the 1970s, talent, looks, charisma and lifestyle have aligned for many of the reigning players. This time, however, fueled by...