Billie Jean King

Martina Navratilova
8 months ago

February 20, 2021: The day Martina Navratilova won her 167th and final singles title

Every day, Tennis Majors looks back at the biggest moments in sporting history....
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Tracy Austin, On this day 07.01.2021
10 months ago

January 7, 1981: The day Tracy Austin beat Martina Navratilova to win the Avon Championships

Every day, Tennis Majors looks back at some of the most iconic moments...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Kramer OTD 12_26
10 months ago

December 26, 1947: The day Jack Kramer played his first professional game.

Every day, Tennis Majors goes back in time to look back on a...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
On this day 23.12.20
10 months ago

December 23, 2003: Zina Garrison makes history as first Black captain of US Fed Cup team

After a stellar and historic playing career, Garrison took over as captain from...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova
10 months ago

“We are still fighting for recognition” – Evert explains why her rivalry with Navratilova is the biggest in tennis

Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova played each other 80 times over 16 years....
Simon Cambers
Naomi Osaka, Breonna Taylor mask
11 months ago

Osaka named among SI’s Sportspersons of the Year – An honor special for so many reasons

Naomi Osaka is one of Sports Illustrated's Sportspersons of the Year for 2020,...
Ricky Dimon
Simona Halep - Prague victory
11 months ago

WTA announces rebranding with new tournament names and new logo

In a sign of the growing co-operation between the men's and women's tours,...
Simon Cambers
WTA players $1 bill
1 year ago

How a $1 bill propelled women’s tennis into prominence

On September 23, 1970, nine women -- including Billie Jean King -- signed...
Simon Cambers
Billie Jean King (US Open 2019)
1 year ago

History made as Fed Cup renamed to honour Billie Jean King

The Fed Cup has been renamed to honour the legendary champion and campaigner...
Carrie Dunn
Naomi Osaka, Brisbane, 2020
1 year ago

14 tennis players who have taken a stand on social issues

With Coco Gauff and Naomi Osaka taking a bold stand on social issues...
Tennis Majors
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1 year ago

Lifting the mood: Tennis Majors’ Top 30 Lockdown stars (Part 4, from 15 to 11)

As the tennis world begins to come out of lockdown, we celebrate those...
Tennis Majors
Let apart by men who did not belive in themselves, women had to fight to make their own tennis tour growing.
1 year ago

The WTA: how women got their revenge and their rights

In the final episode of our trilogy about the roots of tennis' divided...
Paul Bonnaud
On this day Battle of the Sexes 13_5
1 year ago

May 13th, 1973: The day Bobby Riggs “massacred” Margaret Court

Every day, Tennis Majors takes you back in time to relive a tennis...
Alexandre Sokolowski
Alexandre Sokolowski
Open Era - Major Features
1 year ago

1968, Open era: The moment tennis opted to become a modern sport

With seven governing bodies and unity still seemingly impossible, tennis has never been...
Jérémy Baudu
Jérémy Baudu
Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic during the 2018 Hopman Cup
2 years ago

Federer calls for ATP-WTA merger, King, Nadal and others support the idea

Roger Federer wondered on Twitter this Wednesday if it would be possible to...
Geoffrey Steines, portrait
Geoffrey Steines