Why Billie Jean King finally took control of her own story

Published to the Los Angeles Times on August 17, 2021

Billie Jean King’s words tumbled out in an enthusiastic rush, her thoughts jumping from one idea to the next with dizzying speed.

She said she doesn’t recall names as quickly as she once did, but at 77 she retains the passion that fueled her rise from the public tennis courts of Long Beach to center court at Wimbledon and the epicenter of women’s seemingly endless battle for athletic and social equality.

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