Billie Jean King

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Noun1.Billie Jean King - United States woman tennis player (born in 1943)
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BIRTHDAYS: John Bird, actor and satirist, 81; Terry Gilliam, animator/ film-maker, 77; Tom Conti, actor, 76; Billie-Jean King, former tennis player, 74; Jamie Lee Curtis, actress, 59; Boris Becker, former tennis player, 50.
Previous winners of the tournament's famous Maud Watson Trophy include Billie-Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Ana Ivanovic and Li Na.
1969: Ann Jones finally won her first Wimbledon after 13 previous attempts, beating Billie-Jean King 3-6 6-3 6-2.
In 1973 Billie-Jean King beat Bobby Riggs, but Riggs was 55 at the time.