Billie Jean King, 73 but 17 inside, still has plenty to give

Published to The Inquirer on July 28, 2017

Of all the places tennis showed Billie Jean King, the history drew her to Philadelphia. She grew up playing in junior tournaments at the Merion and Germantown and Philadelphia Cricket Clubs. She saw the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall and the site of the first U.S. government and, of all the places she traveled, fell in love here.

There is no logical explanation for King’s emotional connection here, except that there is no logical explanation for any legend’s emotional connection anywhere.

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