Our #WomanCrushWeds, Billie Jean King

Mighty queen of tennis Billie Jean King earned her title as the World's #1 tennis player after winning an impressive 39 Grand Slam titles. At age 29, she won the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match against her 55-year-old, male competitor, Bobby Riggs.⁠

50 years ago, "9 tennis players signed $1 contracts to create professional women’s tennis. We wanted any girl, if she was good enough, to have: ⁠
✅ An opportunity to compete⁠
✅ Recognition for her accomplishments⁠
✅ Enough money to make a living playing pro tennis⁠

The risk was great. The reward was worth it. The work must continue."⁠