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Billie Jean King

Title IX at 40 -- An Interview With Billie Jean King

Martha Burk | Posted 08.20.2012 | Sports
Martha Burk

One of the tireless advocates for Title IX, both before and since its passage, is tennis legend Billie Jean King. Though King retired from competitive play in 1990, her work never stops.

Jennifer Bendery

Billie Jean King Joins House Democrats' 'War On Women' Campaign | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tennis legend Billie Jean King is lending her voice to House Democrats in their "war on women" campaign. "Some people called my tenni...

Happy Birthday, Martina!

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 12.18.2011 | Fifty
Dr. Caroline Cicero

On embracing older age, she emphasized, "You are 50. There is nothing you can do about it. You might as well embrace it and use of all the resources and help that you can get. Find other people who are in the same frame of mind."

Fight Arthritis - Keep Moving!

Billie Jean King | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Billie Jean King

If you have arthritis like me, you know that sometimes the pain can feel unmanageable. But I am here to tell you there are ways to manage it. The key is to keep moving and take part in some form of physical activity every day.

My Husband Is Watching Other Women!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Marlo Thomas

You think you know a guy after 31 years of marriage, but last week, I saw my husband break new ground.

Title IX and the Women's World Cup

Tracy Baim | Posted 09.10.2011 | Sports
Tracy Baim

Watching the Women's World Cup, and the incredible U.S. quarterfinal win Sunday against Brazil, I am reminded just how important Title IX has been to the women's movement, and for me personally as a woman.

My Road to Womanhood: Why Can't a Woman Be More Like a Man?

April Rudin | Posted 08.24.2011 | Women
April Rudin

In 1964, Rex Harrison pondered the question: why can't a woman be more like a man, through the music and lyrics of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Ler...

Looking Back, Looking Forward: 40 Years Of Title IX

Billie Jean King | Posted 08.23.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

This week is the 50th anniversary of my first championship win at Wimbledon, and the 40th anniversary year of Title IX, legislation that ensures equal access to both men and women in federally-funded educational programs and activities, including sports programs.

Laura Gottesdiener

Women's Tennis Association Sells Sport With Glitter and Grace | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.25.2011 | Sports

At Roland Garros, top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki is still on track for her first Grand Slam championship after surviving a close call against Aleksandr...

Billie Jean King Hits Several Tennis Balls Into The Crowd At Vermont Graduation

AP | Posted 07.23.2011 | College

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Tennis great Billie Jean King told University of Vermont graduates that relationships are everything because "you never know w...

Different Time, Different Sport, Similar Story

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

Women's softball has been removed from the Olympics beginning in 2012 and it has definitely changed the future of the sport. Now, a new professional league has surfaced that will monopolize the best players.

Celebrate Milestones Based on Accomplishment, Not Gender

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

To watch the UConn women's basketball team break the UCLA men's team long-standing record of 88 consecutive wins has been a thrill. Unfortunately, people only pay attention to women's sports when we are competing in the men's arena.

Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell Is a Big Deal

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billie Jean King

Years from now we may look back on Saturday's repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" and wonder why it was such as big deal. It should have been a no-brainer.

Beating Diabetes -- Together

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Billie Jean King

As American Diabetes Month draws to a close, I wanted to share some final thoughts on my personal battle with diabetes. I've spoken in my past few pos...

Diabetes Has Met Its Match

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

We can all take a stand against diabetes by better managing our health and making good choices every day. Together, I believe we can win back good health and stop diabetes.

My Connection to Diabetes

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about three years ago, I felt well-prepared. I knew that I had to focus on the present. That's when I started to plan and accept responsibility for my health.

Smash Hits Brings Music and Tennis Together on November 15 in Washington, D.C.

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

When I first met Elton John in 1973 we talked about finding a way to put music and sports together. So when he started the Elton John AIDS Foundation ...

Venus vs. The World...Literally

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

This gives Venus a chance to showcase her wide array of interests while giving a tennis partner, Polo Ralph Lauren, a global boost and some worthwhile buzz.

American Woman: 15 Trailblazers Vogue Left Off Their List

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.28.2012 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

At this time of year, for those in the fashion industry, "going to the Met" has nothing to do with spending a lazy day in the galleries, admiring Byza...

After 49 Years, the King Finally Meets the Queen

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

I was coached by my longtime friend Elton John on the etiquette when greeting the Queen. He told me to say "Good morning, Your Majesty," and how to address her when she asked questions.

Thank You, Sandy for Helping Me Win Wimbledon!

Billie Jean King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Billie Jean King

We reached our goal because we were on a team and we worked together like teammates day in and day out. Those days were so different than professional tennis is today.

Interview with a Philosopher: On Tennis and Life - What the Racket is All About

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What do philosophers have to say about life that's relevant to your interests? Can modern thinkers help us better understand our experience in the wor...

Celebrating History Can Inspire Us to Make it

Maria Shriver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Shriver

The engine of history is turning, but too slowly. This Women's History Month, let's help push pay inequity and other forms of gender inequality back into the past to stay.

"The Nine" Results

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

Thank you to all those who participated in the nomination process to find The Nine -- women chosen by other women as candidates for an international governing body.

Nancy Lieberman's Legacy Transcends Sports

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

One of the great things that draws us to athletics, competing or even watching, is the surprise. Nancy Lieberman, 50 years old and a New York City native, has seemingly conquered every barrier ever presented to her.