In a Fitting Tribute, the Fed Cup Is Renamed After Billie Jean King

published to The New York Times on September 17, 2020

Bud Collins, the celebrated tennis commentator and historian, once described the Fed Cup as “a splendid idea with a lame name.”

“He did? That’s perfect,” said Billie Jean King, laughing hard. “I wish he were still alive. He would enjoy this.”

That is because the “lame name” is no more.

The International Tennis Federation is renaming the annual team competition the “Billie Jean King Cup.”

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