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Billie Jean King
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Billie Jean King – American Tennis Player

Billie Jean King was an American Tennis player. Here are some fun facts about her!

– She was the first woman to be named “Sportsperson of the Year” by Sports Illustrated

– One time, she was denied a tennis scholarship because she was a woman

– When she was a child, she wanted to be a preacher when she grew up

– She is friends with Elton John, and he wrote the song “Philadelphia Freedom” about her

– Her mother was an Avon sales representative

– One of her quotes is “Champions keep playing until they get it right”, which I think is very inspiring

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For more information on Billie Jean King:
https://www.billiejeanking.com/
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Billie-Jean-King
https://twitter.com/billiejeanking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT-Tcb2IbB8

Hannah

Hannah

Founder, Smart Girl, Survivor, Champion of womens rights and kids rights

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