Billie Jean King on her legendary career and fight for equal pay in women’s sports
Published to PBS News Hour
Today, some women’s tennis players are among the highest-paid athletes in the world. But that wasn’t always the case. Equal pay was a long battle fought by the same women playing the game, including the legendary Billie Jean King. Amna Nawaz spoke with King at the U.S. Open as the tournament marked 50 years since it became the first U.S. sporting event to offer equal prize money for men and women.