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OK. So in the last month:
1) US Open Series to allow shotspot to be used.
2) Limited Coaching to be allowed at Toronto and New Haven.
3) Site of US Open Renamed USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
Is there anything else that needs to be done on the tour before it's obvious that Billie Jean King has more than a little influence in the WTA and USTA?

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OK. So in the last month:
1) US Open Series to allow shotspot to be used.
2) Limited Coaching to be allowed at Toronto and New Haven.
3) Site of US Open Renamed USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
Is there anything else that needs to be done on the tour before it's obvious that Billie Jean King has more than a little influence in the WTA and USTA?
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OK. So in the last month:
1) US Open Series to allow shotspot to be used.
2) Limited Coaching to be allowed at Toronto and New Haven.
3) Site of US Open Renamed USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center
Is there anything else that needs to be done on the tour before it's obvious that Billie Jean King has more than a little influence in the WTA and USTA?
Lisa Raymond mc'ing the dedication ceremony and Jen Cap popping out of the cake.



Snarking aside. I like the idea - I like it better than yet another "smaller of the two" stadiums being named for the female player.

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Very nice!!!

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I still say they should name the Port-A-Potties after Alex Stevenson.....

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Lisa Raymond mc'ing the dedication ceremony and Jen Cap popping out of the cake.



Snarking aside. I like the idea - I like it better than yet another "smaller of the two" stadiums being named for the female player.
Actually, it would have been smallest of the three in this case, just like Melbourne Park.

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BJK is an influential figure but naming the National Tennis Center after her is going WAY too far.
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BJK is an influential figure but naming the National Tennis Center after her is going WAY too far.
why? she's probably the most influential player of all time. if naming the national tennis center after her wasn't done, she'd have some 2nd rate stadium named after her, which isn't fitting.
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BJK is an influential figure but naming the National Tennis Center after her is going WAY too far.
The USTA couldn't not honor Billie Jean, so if not her, then whom?

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