Visionary. Pioneer. Legend. As a tennis champion and social activist, Billie Jean King lives her life according to the principles of equality, empowerment, and access.
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Breaking Barriers

Named one of the “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” by LIFE magazine, Billie Jean King’s greatest desire is to empower the next generation with the tools to do better than the one before it. An influential visionary who is both highly respected and strikingly innovative, Billie Jean King’s legacy is ever-evolving.

BJK Foundation

90 Million Viewers

Battle of the Sexes

In 1973, 90 million people worldwide watched Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs in the “Battle of the Sexes,” 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. No other sporting event has played a more significant role in developing greater respect and recognition for women athletes.

The Match

Off the Court

The Fight for Equality

A longtime champion for social justice and equality, Billie Jean King is a preeminent voice in the national conversation surrounding gender equality.


Billie Jean King

Grand Slam tennis titles

Career victories at Wimbledon

Battle of the Sexes viewership

Tennis Royalty

Greatness on the Court

With 39 Grand Slam titles to her name, including a record 20 titles at Wimbledon, Billie Jean King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She held the world #1 ranking in women’s tennis for six of the ten years from 1966 through 1975.

BJK’s Legacy

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An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.

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News & Press

Making Headlines

Whether she’s in the news, on the news, or writing about the news, one thing is for certain. Billie Jean King always has something to say.

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She’s smart. She’s funny. She’s inspiring.

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I’m proud to speak up and sing out in support of @ejaf and the LGBTQ+ community.

Everyone deserves to be able to live and
love freely. Thank you, @billiejeanking, for supporting me in being my authentic self.


I’m proud to speak up and sing out to support @ejaf.

They believe everyone deserves the right to be respected and cared for and so do I.

Thank you, Ilana, for always supporting me
to be my authentic self. Join me in celebrating the people who celebrate us—whether it’s a relative, a friend, a teacher or a
coworker—for the chance to meet @eltonjohn. Simply share your own video, tag someone special in your life, follow @ejaf, and use #SpeakUpSingOutGiveaway.

Today is the @unitednations` first-ever #InternationalDayofPlay.

My childhood would have been much different if I wasn`t able to play tennis. Among so many other wonderful benefits, play is considered to have a positive impact on promoting tolerance, resilience, and facilitating social inclusion.

We must ensure every child can fully exercise their right to play.