Andy T said:By my reckoning , Court leads 12-10 (reference: the stats in this thread) in encounters from 1968 on! Declan, how do you reconcile that fact with your comment that,
"once Billie Jean devoted herself full-time to tennis, she beat Margaret more than Margaret beat her. Fact." Even if you take into account 1966, the score is 12-12.
Plus, in direct confrontations in Grand Slam events, the score is Court 6, King 4. At Wimbledon, their H2H is 3-2 in Court's favour.
I've always read that their head-to-head finished at 22-13. In "We Have Come A Long way Baby" Billie Jean says 'After losing to me in the first round of Wimbledon in 1962, she beat me fourteen straight times during the next four years. But once I got my game together in 1966, when I was twenty-two, I had the edge. Of our last twenty matches, I won twelve'. And Court may lead Billie Jean 3-2 at Wimbledon, but whose record there would you rather have?!