Billie Jean King exclusive: ‘We’re having a second wave of sports activists. It’s in the air’

Published to The Telegraph on July 19, 2019

For Billie Jean King – surely the greatest activist in the history of sport – the sense that a movement is building is undeniable. 

After a summer in which the World Cup became the most talked-about event on the planet, and stars like Megan Rapinoe used their platform to challenge the male elites, King senses echoes of the 1960s and 70s when she first starting shattering pre-conceptions about women’s sport.   

“I think we’re having a wave of women’s sports with things like the World Cup,” she tells Telegraph Women’s Sport. “We’re having a second wave – it’s in the air.

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