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 Leadership Initiative

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.


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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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The 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by @gainbridgelife takes place in the beautiful and historic city of Seville, Spain, November 10-13.

I would love for you to join me there.

To enter, share how sport has impacted your life. If you`re chosen as the winner, you and a friend will receive tickets, flights, and accommodation. You`ll also spend some time with me while you`re there.

Click the link in bio to enter.

@toryburchfoundation | #AdvantageAll #BJKCup

The trophy was terrific.

The prize money was too.

But because the Battle of the Sexes was so much more than a tennis match, one of the best things to come out of my victory was that it empowered women to speak up for equality.

It also created the first generation of men of the women`s movement. And these men wanted their daughters to have the same rights and opportunities as their sons.

📷: @gettysport