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post #1 of 168 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2002, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Billie Jean King Admiration Thread!

Billie Jean has done so much for tennis and I idolize her! She is my all time favorite! I am hoping that she has some other fans here!
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Hi Barrie

I adore BJK as well. I have dealt with her over recent years and she has always been wonderful and has sent me a few classic gifts (including one of her original Teddy Tinling outfits and a wooden racket) in appreciation for videos I have provided her from her past matches.

Anyway, I have some great pics of her that I will try to post soon, trouble is most of my photos exceed the file size allowed on this site. Does anyone know how to reduce the file size of photos?

Funny, I used to dislike her back in the 70s when she was playing, but when she made a few comebacks and did so well at Wimbledon in 82 and 83 it really made me look at her in a different light. Since then, I have idolised her and love watching re-runs of her matches in the 60s and 70s on video. You just know she was giving it her all, and more.

Long live Billie-Jean!

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Funny how views change isn't it Tennisvideos? By the time I found tennis King was past her prime, so I always cheered for her. Her upset of Tracy Austin at Wimbledon in 1982 was a feast of contrasts in age and palying style, the type we don't see today. Then she went on and almost beat Chris Evert in the semis!

My all-time LOL quote about Billie Jean comes from Pam Shriver's 'Passing Shots".
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What a competitor. What an inspiration. What a bitch
Love her or hate her-King has been the most influential tennis personality EVER
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Hi Rollo

LMAO at Austin's quote - what a classic.

Yes, it is interesting how time can change one's perception of a player. I guess it also helps if they have been through adversity or are on the comeback trail..

Anyone who can play competitively as King did in her late 30s deserves kudos. And yes, that King v Austin QF was a classic of the highest order, and as you mentioned, Kind almost stole the SF against Evert. She just lost the first set TB before rolling Evert in the 2nd set. Another wonderful match.
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Billie Jean is something else all together! She was the one that hooked me on tennis back in 73 when she had the match with Bobby Riggs!
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What?!?!? No BJK Fans?
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Whoops! Look at her skirt!


BJK at Orange (a warmup for the US Open) on grass in 1962


She was still known as "little Miss Moffitt" in those days.


62 again. Gosh she was an exhibitionist even then




At Forest Hills in 1963-she had glorious form on the backhand

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Just popping in to say I just watched her 74 Forest Hils final vs Goolagong.
What tennis!
God bless her.
What a donkey I am to bandwagon the silly trend to put these real pioneers and heroes in out back garden!
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Billie Jean King is truly one of the greatest women in history. Period.
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The Court/King frosty relationship is well known, and it is well known that Marg disapproved of Kings Women's Lib thing. King had the last word in this I feel saying 'Court is Women's Lib in action. She is earning the money whilst Barry is minding the kids'!!!

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Finally picked up BJK auto for $5 at a 2nd hand store.

Should be something worth reading....

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Bump from a new Billie Jean King admirer!
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Now this is more like it! A thread to worship me!

I love you all.

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I don't love you Billie.

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Originally Posted by Rollo
Funny how views change isn't it Tennisvideos? By the time I found tennis King was past her prime, so I always cheered for her. Her upset of Tracy Austin at Wimbledon in 1982 was a feast of contrasts in age and palying style, the type we don't see today. Then she went on and almost beat Chris Evert in the semis!

My all-time LOL quote about Billie Jean comes from Pam Shriver's 'Passing Shots".


Love her or hate her-King has been the most influential tennis personality EVER
She has done sooo much for Womens tennis/tennis in general. She definately gets a CHEER FROM US!

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