ESPN’s Julie Foudy Says Women in Sports Need to Follow Billie Jean King’s Lead on Better Pay
Published to The Wrap on November 2, 2018
Retired soccer player and ESPN color analyst Julie Foudy remembers when former tennis star Billie Jean King changed her life for the better. Back in the mid 1990s, not long after the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) won their first FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation was getting ready to offer a new contract to Foudy and her teammates. It was then that she heard King tell the story of how she founded the Women’s Tennis Association and her struggle for equal pay in tennis.