Tennis legend Billie Jean King talks about Title IX, women’s sports, and Bobby Riggs A battler in sport & more
King, 68, won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and 39 majors overall during her stellar tennis career. In 1973, she defeated Bobby Riggscq in the “Battle of the Sexescq,” a game-changing victory for women’s sports watched live by a worldwide television audience of 90 million. King went on to found the Women’s Tennis Associationcq and Women’s Sports Foundationcq, cofounded World Team Tenniscq, and earned a 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom. She spoke in Boston at the Simmons Leadership Conferencecq.