Tennis icon hopes fight for freedom, equality continues
Published to The Straits Times on March 8, 2018
At age 12, Billie Jean King was hit with an “epiphany” about the sport she played. While she was daydreaming about tennis, the realization that everyone who played tennis wore white clothes, played with white balls and had white skin led to the question: Where’s everybody else?
“That was the moment I decided that for the rest of my life, I’d fight for equality for all,” said King.