|Full Name :||Billie Jean King|
|Born :||22nd- Nov - 1943|
|Zodiac Sign :||Scorpio|
|Height :||163 CMS ( 5 Feet 4 Inches )|
|Birth Place :||Long Beach
|Education :||California State University Los Angeles,
Long Beach Polytechnic High School California
|Occupation :||Tennis Player|
|Networth :||$15 Million Dollars|
Billie Jean King was born on November 22, 1943 at Long Beach, California. She attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and later went to California State University, Los Angeles. She had a powerful physique and started off by playing sports like baseball and football. But her father objected to her playing such masculine games, and introduced her to tennis. She soon began taking proper coaching and in 1959 made her Grand Slam debut at the U.S. Open Championships. She won her first title at the Philadelphia and District Women’s Grass Court Championships in 1960.
In 1961 she partnered Karen Hantz Susman to participate in the Women’s doubles event at Wimbledon and won it in her first attempt itself. In 1962 King made headlines in the tennis world for the first time when she beat World No.1 Margret Court in just her second singles match at Wimbledon.
In 1963, she was able to reach the finals at Wimbledon for the first time but lost to top seed Margret Court. In 1966, she won her first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon by beating Maria Bueno in straight sets. In 1967, she won the singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.