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Old Jun 17th, 2013, 10:34 AM   #151
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"King would play her last Grand Slam just a few weeks later at Wimbledon,"

Not true - she played the Australian Open at the end of that year, losing a close three-setter to Tanvier.
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Re: Billie Jean King Admiration Thread!

Watch this when you get a chance Barrie-it has great footage of Billie Jean from 1972 from the Slims tour.

Whores on Tour----the 1972 Virginia Slims of Denver
Title get your attention? This 13 minute piece from the BBC runs the gamut when it comes to themes and characters. Not only do we see Billie jean King, who dominated the tour in 1972; but others such as Nancy Richey, Francoise Durr, Ann (and Pip!) Jones, Julie Heldman, and even minor characters such as Jill Cooper.

And yes, someone does actually talk about "whores on tour"!

Please watch it and share your thoughts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXjoN3lfLcM
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Watch this when you get a chance Barrie-it has great footage of Billie Jean from 1972 from the Slims tour.

Whores on Tour----the 1972 Virginia Slims of Denver
Title get your attention? This 13 minute piece from the BBC runs the gamut when it comes to themes and characters. Not only do we see Billie jean King, who dominated the tour in 1972; but others such as Nancy Richey, Francoise Durr, Ann (and Pip!) Jones, Julie Heldman, and even minor characters such as Jill Cooper.

And yes, someone does actually talk about "whores on tour"!

Please watch it and share your thoughts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXjoN3lfLcM

Now that's awesome! Thank you


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Re: Billie Jean King Admiration Thread!

King must have been joyous here. The scene is the Slims stop at Dallas in 1972, run by Nancy Jeffert. The "Old Lady" beat Chris Evert 7-5 in the third in the quarterfinals, spoiling hopes of the first ever encounter between Chris and Evonne Goolaging.

The photo here shows Billie Jean after beating Evonne in the semis.

Ironically King fell to old nemesis Nancy Richey in the final. The top heavy draw had Goolagong, King, and Evert in one-half, with #2 seed Casals and Richey in the other.

The event was sold out the entire week and got an article in Sports Illustrated. Like it or not women's pro tennis as a separate tour was here to stay.


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Re: Billie Jean King Admiration Thread!

technically, king had the best volley and overhead in the sport bar none, including Martina. martina's volleys were stronger, more powerful than Kings, but King had more variety up at net than anyone and she had a flawless court sense and pattern execution. She was a genius at understanding and using depth, angle and spin.

her biggest technical flaw was the forehand groundstroke.
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