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FutureVision: Billie Jean King Shares Four Lessons for Entrepreneurs

FutureVision: Billie Jean King Shares Four Lessons for Entrepreneurs

9News: Original 9 Return to Melbourne Park

9News: Original 9 Return to Melbourne Park

BBC Click: Female Tech Innovators

BBC Click: Female Tech Innovators

ITF AND ROSLAND CAPITAL UNVEIL BILLIE JEAN KING CUP COIN COLLECTION

ITF AND ROSLAND CAPITAL UNVEIL BILLIE JEAN KING CUP COIN COLLECTION

Billie Jean King’s Visit to The Oxford Union

Billie Jean King’s Visit to The Oxford Union

The Athletic: How Billie Jean King, with Dodgers’ backing, helps female-founded sports startups

Forbes: Billie Jean King Says Serena Has A Special ‘Magic’ That Makes Her The Best Of All Time

The New York Times: Opinion: Billie Jean King: What Makes Serena Williams So Watchable

BBC: Amol Rajan Interviews Billie Jean King

The Guardian: ‘Advancing equity’: Billie Jean King marks 50th anniversary of Title IX

NBC News: Billie Jean King Discusses Title IX Fifty Years Later

Team USA: Billie Jean King Spent Her Life Fighting for Equality; Now She’s Headed for the Hall

Los Angeles Times: Column: Billie Jean King on how Title IX went from near ‘accident’ to life-changing force

Sports Illustrated: 50 Years After Title IX, the Struggle for Gender Equity Continues—in Sports and Beyond

Vogue: Billie Jean King and Tory Burch Talk Tennis, Title IX—And Why Embracing Ambition Beats ‘Getting Your Mrs. Degree’

Bloomberg: Billie Jean King Backs Just Women’s Sports

Team USA: Billie Jean King Among U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame Inductees

NBC Sports: Billie Jean King sees women’s sports ‘almost at a tipping point’

Washington Post: Billie Jean King receives France’s Legion of Honor award

Yahoo! News: French Open tournament honors Billie Jean King

Springfield College: Billie Jean King Delivers Commencement Address

MSNBC: Billie Jean King: ‘As an athletic feat,’ winning Battle of the Sexes ‘meant nothing.’ Culturally, ‘it meant everything.’

Deadline: Anna Deavere Smith Writing New Play About Billie Jean King

Front Office Sports: Billie Jean King Invests In Future of Women’s Sports

Cosmetics Business: Billie Jean King and SHESPOKE raise money for workplace equality

People: Billie Jean King Kicks Off Super Bowl 2022 with Honorary Coin Toss

Sports Illustrated: Billie Jean King Wins Sports Illustrated’s 2021 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Fox LA: Tennis icon Billie Jean King looks back on legacy on and off the court

Washington Post: Opinion: Billie Jean King: My abortion story shows why the Supreme Court must save Roe v. Wade

Arizona Republic: Remembering when Billie Jean King made history in Phoenix 50 years ago

CNN: Billie Jean King: How Business Leaders Can be Stronger Allies for Women of Color

CNN: Billie Jean King Wants to Create a Culture of Champions

Sunday Post: A King and a Queen: Judy Murray Pays Tribute to Billie Jean King

Taking an Interest

Harvard Business Review: Life’s Work: An Interview with Billie Jean King

Billie Jean on Achieving True Equality

Yahoo!: Billie Jean King says we will never ‘get more women CEOs’ unless we change this

Bon Appetit: Billie Jean King’s Dream Dinner Party Has an Open-Door Policy

CNN: Billie Jean King: ‘When women lead, they lead for everyone’

PBS News Hour: Billie Jean King reveals how a $1 contract shaped professional women’s tennis

Los Angeles Times: Why Billie Jean King finally took control of her own story

The New York Times: Billie Jean King: The First Female Athlete-Activist

Billie Jean King Puts It “All In” Her New Autobiography

Billie Jean King Talks About New Autobiography, “All In”

The Wall Street Journal: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Transformed the Game

The New Yorker: Billie Jean King Wants Athletes to Follow the Money

Time: ‘We Were Willing to Give Up Everything.’ Billie Jean King Reflects on Her Legacy and New Memoir All In

Parade: Billie Jean King Explains Why Sports Is the Perfect Platform for Change

Trailblazing Tennis Stars Elected to Hall of Fame

History: How Billie Jean King Led the Equal Pay for Play Battle

Eurosport: BILLIE JEAN KING DOESN’T WANT TO BE YOUR HERO – AND FOR VERY GOOD REASON

Common Dreams: Billie Jean King Has Emerged as a Venerated Foremother of American Sports

Forbes: Billie Jean King: Today’s Athletes And Companies Are Promoting ‘Good Change’

1st Look at Cover of Billie Jean King’s New Book, “All In”

Chicago Sun-Times: Billie Jean King memoir to be published in August

Tennis.com: QUEENS OF THE COURT: HOW THE ORIGINAL 9 IMPACTED THE WOMEN’S TOUR

Los Angeles Times: Billie Jean King inspired Kim Ng as a child. Now King’s thrilled Ng is Marlins new GM

Vogue: Billie Jean King on a New Audible Documentary That Tells the Story of Her Powerful Legacy—On and Off the Court

Good Morning America: Billie Jean King talks about her new audio documentary, ‘The Dollar Rebellion’

ABC News: Why Billie Jean King wants people to think of women as leaders for everyone

San Francisco Chronicle: Fed Cup changes name to honor tennis great Billie Jean King

The New York Times: In a Fitting Tribute, the Fed Cup Is Renamed After Billie Jean King

Tennis Channel: BY GOING FOR IT, A FUTURE THAT BILLIE JEAN KING IMAGINED CAME TO LIFE

Inside Tennis: Go Niners – You Changed the World

Adidas: Building a Legacy Off the Court

Evoke: The fight for equality on and off the tennis court: A conversation between Melinda Gates and Billie Jean King

CNBC: Tennis icon Billie Jean King on athletes protesting against racial injustice

The New York Times: 11 Female Voices, From Age 13 to 110, on Why the Vote Matters

USA Today: Women of the Century: Billie Jean King is a champion for sports, women, equal pay, and more

WTA: My Inspiration: Billie Jean King by Ilana Kloss

Long Beach Tribune: Rep. Alan Lowenthal introduces bill to honor Billie Jean King with Congressional Gold Medal

The Wall Street Journal: Billie Jean King Tennis Center Is Going to Be a Temporary Hospital. No One’s More on Board Than Billie Jean King.

Variety: Leaders Urge Women to Fight the Patriarchy, Make Money and Wear Flats at History Talks

People: Tennis Icon Billie Jean King Is the Latest Inspiring Woman to Become a Barbie: ‘I’m So Thrilled’

TIME: We Define Ourselves.’ Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Discusses What It Means to Get Her Very Own Barbie Doll

The New York Times: King proud women’s tennis leads fight for equality

The Wall Street Journal: The Women’s Hockey Players Taking a Page Out of Billie Jean King’s Playbook

Newsweek: Women Who Changed the World in the Last Century

The Guardian: Billie Jean King: The Look I Love

Sports Illustrated: Bucs Coaches Hang with Legend, Billie Jean King

Women’s eNews: Holding Court with Billie Jean King

NHL: King delivers inspiration, motivation at Women’s Hockey Showcase

NHL: Tennis legend Billie Jean King scores from center ice at Blackhawks game

ABC7: Hometown legend Billie Jean King gives back to Long Beach

The Washington Post: Tennis icon Billie Jean King on fighting for equal pay for women: ‘Pressure is a privilege’

Pix11: City Parks Foundation and Billie Jean King honor kids in tennis at annual benefit

Fed Cup: New Finals the Pinnacle of Team Tennis

Press-Telegram: Billie Jean King, reacting to Long Beach Main Library being named after her, compares feeling to receiving Medal of Freedom

LA Times: Billie Jean King’s Long Beach roots

OutSports: Billie Jean King’s hometown names its new library in her honor

The Globe and Mail: Why does Rogers Cup not offer equal prize money to men and women? It’s complicated

The Philadelphia Citizen: Running Into The Fire

Baseline: New BJK action figure to support workplace inclusion

Sports Business Journal: King, Williams Lead Panel Talk On Breaking Down Gender Barriers

Long Beach Press-Telegram: It’s official: New Long Beach Main Library will be named after Billie Jean King

The Telegraph: Billie Jean King exclusive: ‘We’re having a second wave of sports activists. It’s in the air’

Tennis.com: Billie Jean King and Rod Laver: Game changer respects game changer

LA Times: Billie Jean King adds her voice to the USWNT’s equal pay fight

Long Beach Post: New Main Library could be named after tennis legend Billie Jean King

Howard Schatz: Interview with Billie Jean King

Wimbledon: Billie Jean King: King of the Court

NHL: NHL announces partnership with Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative

Lemonde: Billie Jean King: “I wanted women and men to play on the same circuit”

Variety: Why Anthony Anderson and Billie Jean King are giving back with the Dodgers Foundation

The Racquet Magazine Podcast: Billie Jean King

LongReads: An Audience of Athletes: The Rise and Fall of Feminist Sports

ESPN: New Youth Award Celebrates the Legacy of Billie Jean King

NBC Washington: A Conversation with Billie Jean King

NBC Washington: Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Honored in DC

Starbucks: ‘Actions need to match words’: 5 questions with Billie Jean King

The Bay Area Reporter: Tennis great King charms SF audience

Dodger Blue: Billie Jean King, Ilana Kloss To Be Honored At 5th Anniversary Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Blue Diamond Gala

New York Business Journal: Billie Jean King takes on a new battle for equality

San Francisco Chronicle: Billie Jean King Isn’t Done Yet. Thankfully.

Franchising: Pearle Vision Brings Latest Campaign to Life with NYC Vision Care Clinic

WTA: Billie Jean King lands among BBC ‘Icons’ in vote for century’s greatest

BBC: Sports Personality of the Year: Billie Jean King given lifetime achievement award

People: Billie Jean King Is 75!

AP: Tennis Great Billie Jean King Feted for 75th Birthday

Thoughts on My 75th Birthday

Forbes: Sports Icon Billie Jean King: Women Should Be Brave, Not Perfect

The Wrap: ESPN’s Julie Foudy Says Women in Sports Need to Follow Billie Jean King’s Lead on Better Pay

Smithsonian Magazine: Smithsonian Names Billie Jean King One of Its “Great Americans”

Forbes: Is Billie Jean King The Owner Major League Baseball Has Been Waiting For?

CBS Sports: Why Billie Jean King and partner Ilana Kloss joining Dodgers ownership group is important

Tennis icon Billie Jean King has been a Dodgers fan for years. Now she’ll own a piece of the team

CNN: Billie Jean King: Serena was ‘out of line,’ but umpire ‘blew it’

The Washington Post: Billie Jean King: Serena is still treated differently than male athletes

PR Newswire: “Champions of Equality; Open for Change” event hosted by BJKLI and USTA at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center prior to 2018 US Open Women’s Semifinals

CNBC: Serving Up Pay Parity

USA Today: Billie Jean King’s US Open about much more than tennis

PBS News Hour: Billie Jean King on athlete activism: ‘Our job is to lead’

AP: Photo exhibit for Billie Jean King to open this fall

New York Magazine: Billie Jean King Says Men Are Not Held to the Same Strict Standards As Women in Tennis

New York Magazine: Billie Jean King Slams French Open Officials for Banning Serena Williams’s ‘Catsuit’

US Open: The dentist who filled in at the first US Open

USA Today: Billie Jean King narrated powerful intro for WNBA All-Star Game

Forbes: Pearle Vision’s New Campaign Is Fit For A King

Wimbledon: Billie Jean King – a force for good

LA Times: Billie Jean King now serves up well-being for senior living company

WNBA: Billie Jean King Narrates ABC’s WNBA All-Star Intros

New York Post: Tennis legend Billie Jean King talks Pride — and her dream wedding plans

Paper Magazine: Without Billie Jean King, Would We Have Adam Rippon?

2018 NYC Pride Guide

WIBC News: Billie Jean King in Indy: Equality Means Exercise and Access to Parks, Coaching

USTA: Junior Championships renamed for Billie Jean King

PR Newswire: Serena and Venus Williams Join Advisory Board of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI)

CBS News: Venus, Serena Williams Join Billie Jean King’s Equal Pay Push

Stamford Advocate: King Measures Net Gains

Greenwich Time: Billie Jean King holds court as women’s fund raises $160K for local programs

Forbes: The Most Powerful Women in U.S. Sports 2018

CNN: Starbucks Achieves Pay Equity in the United States

Australian Open TV: AO Inspirational Series 2018

The Straits Times: Tennis icon hopes fight for freedom, equality continues

CNBC: Billie Jean King talks about the market for women’s sports

BBC: Billie Jean King says men should not play five sets at Grand Slams

The Buffalo News: Billie Jean King talks about tennis wins and battles still being waged

Long Beach Press Telegram: Legislators to consider giving Long Beach native Billie Jean King the Congressional Gold Medal

The Sydney Morning Herald: Billie Jean King reflects on a lifetime of campaigning: ‘I have a chance to change tennis’

Tennis Australia: King: Australia ‘Made a Difference’

Yahoo!: Billie Jean melts the ice queen Sharapova

My Statement on the Margaret Court Arena

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Says Margaret Court Arena’s Name Should Change

CNN: Billie Jean King: Women ‘feel empowered’

Bustle: Emma Stone’s 2018 Golden Globes Date Is A Legend & It Makes The Night Even More Meaningful

Variety: Emma Stone, Meryl Streep, Laura Dern To Be Accompanied by Activists at Golden Globes

Christiana Care: Game, set, match! A conversation with Billie Jean King

The Hollywood Reporter: How Sara Bareilles Captured Billie Jean King’s Courage in Original ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Song

Los Angeles Times: Golden Globe Nominee Emma Stone Thanks ‘Game-Changing Human Being’ Billie Jean King

Thoughts on My 74th Birthday

Vogue: Emma Stone And Billie Jean King On Battle Of The Sexes, Equality And Role Models

CNBC: 3 tips for balancing personal and professional success, according to Billie Jean King

Out: Out100 Billie Jean King, Lifetime Achievement Honoree

The Guardian: Billie Jean King: ‘Be ahead of your time – that’s what you have to do’

The New York Times: How to Win the Battle of the Sexes Over Pay (Hint: It Isn’t Simple.)

LGBTQ Weekly: Athletic stars call on UN states to protect sexual orientation in Olympic truce

Human Rights Campaign: Billie Jean King Introduces Hillary Clinton at the 2017 HRC National Dinner

The Drum: #BeAGoalKeeper: A Chevrolet Program

Great Day Tampa Bay: Billie Jean King Opens Up About ‘Battle of the Sexes’

LGBT Weekly: Billie Jean King honors humanitarians and celebrates student success at 20th Cal State LA gala

Human Rights Campaign: HRC Announces Full Lineup for the 21st Annual HRC National Dinner

Human Rights Campaign: In “Battle of the Sexes,” Billie Jean King Pursues Equality On and Off the Court

HuffPost: Women’s Sports Foundation hosts Athlete Leadership Connection for athletes, by athletes

Golden Globes: Billie Jean King: Taking on the Battle of the Sexes

Metro: Emma Stone’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a feminist masterpiece that perfectly captures the real fight for equality

PodcastOne: Sound of Success: Billie Jean King

The Tennis Channel: Where Was Home When Billie Beat Bobby?

Newsweek: Athletes Protest Hate: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Billie Jean King Team Up for ADL’s New Sports Council

CNN: Sarah Silverman ‘in awe’ of Billie Jean King, Colin Kaepernick

ESPNW: Pam Shriver: Watching Billie Jean King defeat Bobby Riggs influenced my tennis career

ESPNW: Today’s WNBA players can find inspiration in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

The Rainbow Times: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone & Andrea Riseborough on King’s Landmark Tennis Win for Women and LGBT Rights

espnW: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on why ‘Battle of the Sexes’ matters now

TED Talks: This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports

Houston Chronicle: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ gets it right – mostly

Tampa Bay Times: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ brings greater appreciation for Billie Jean King

Yahoo Finance: Inclusion Remains a Top Priority for Today’s Evolving Workforce, says new Deloitte – Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative report

Bustle: How Accurate Is ‘Battle Of The Sexes’? Billie Jean King Made Sure The Movie Was As Real As It Gets

Chelsea Handler: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone Interview

Orbitz: 10 travel questions for tennis legend Billie Jean King

Bill Moyers: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Then — and Now

Sports Illustrated: 44 Years Later, the Battle of the Sexes Returns to the Spotlight

TED Blog: How the ‘Battle of the Sexes’ influenced a generation of men: Billie Jean King’s TEDWomen update

ESPN: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on tennis imitating life in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean Extended Interview: Battle of the Sexes

The Tennis Channel: “Battle of the Sexes” Is About Tennis as an Instrument of Social Progress

USA Today: Billie Jean King really wants Emma Stone to win (another) Oscar for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Obama Told Billie Jean King the Battle of the Sexes “Changed His Life”

AOL Build: Billie Jean King, Andrea Riseborough & Austin Stowell On The Film, “Battle Of The Sexes”

TODAY: Billie Jean: Making History

Today: Billie Jean is the Queen

Shondaland: Billie Jean King Plays to Win

WTA: Billie Jean, Eternally Curious

Fortune: Lunching with a Legend

New York Daily News: Emma Stone, Elizabeth Shue on importance of bringing Billie Jean King’s ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to the big screen

CBS News: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS Sunday Morning: Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court

CBS News: Emma Stone, Billie Jean King talk about pay equality ahead of “Battle of the Sexes”

The New Yorker: The Married Directors Behind “Battle of the Sexes”

The New York Times Magazine: Billie Jean King Understands Colin Kaepernick

The New York Times: A ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Rages On, More Than 4 Decades Later

USA Today: Billie Jean King, Emma Stone relive history of ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Baseline: Emma Stone opens up on playing King in Battle of the Sexes

ESPN: ICYMI at US Open: Sloane Stephens wins it all, and ‘Battle of the Sexes’ cast is on hand to celebrate her triumph

The Wall Street Journal: Billie Jean King Cannot Be Stopped

LA Times: Billie Jean King and Emma Stone on ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and the Enduring Fight for Equality

Vanity Fair: See Angelina Jolie, Emma Stone, and More in Exclusive Telluride Film Festival Portraits

Marie Claire: “I Want to Learn to Fight Better”: Emma Stone on Politics and Equal Pay

Forbes: Citizen Launches Commemorative Watches Dedicated To 2017 U.S. Open And Billie Jean King

The Cut: Revisiting Nora Ephron on the Artifice of the ‘Battle of the Sexes’

WTA: Billie Jean King: ‘The more you give, the more you get’

Out: Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough & Billie Jean King on Tennis, Equality & the Battle of the Sexes

Sports on Earth: Winner, All the King’s Meant

New York Times: Plays Tennis Like a Man, Speaks Out Like — Billie Jean King

New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The New York Times: Messages to Graduates

NPR: Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women’s Tennis

The Washington Post: Billie Jean King Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

ABC News: Billie Jean King, Marc Benioff Talk Workplace Equality

The New York Times: Billie Jean King Calls for Equality in Soccer

The Inquirer: Billie Jean King, 73, but 17 inside, Still Has Plenty to Give

The Huffington Post: Two-Out-Of-Three Isn’t Bad… It’s the Way to Go

The Huffington Post: Billie Jean King Gently Schooled Emma Stone About the Wage Gap

Tory Burch Foundation: Inside Look: Tennis Icon & Activist Billie Jean King

Northwestern University: 2017 Commencement Address by Billie Jean King

The Players’ Tribune: The Era of the Player-Coach

The Players’ Tribune: Don’t Believe Everything You Read

The Players’ Tribune: The Value of Work Ethic

The Players’ Tribune: The Legacy of the Original 9

The Players’ Tribune: The Beauty of Wimbledon

The New York Times: Speak Your Own Truth, on Your Own Terms

The Aspen Institute: Billie Jean King- 2011 Preston Robert Tisch Award in Civic Leadership