Billie Jean King vs Serena Williams

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Former Women's Tennis Champion
Athlete, TennisAthlete, Tennis
$16 Million
Net worth 2018
$27 Million
Tennis Players
Industry
Other
United States
Country
United States
22/11/1943
BirthDay
1.64 m
Height
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
2014

She dropped out of the delegation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, to be near her ailing mother

1983

In 1983, she announced her retirement from competitive singles after a second round loss to Catherine Tanvier in the Australian Open

1973

Between 1973 and 1980, she won five Grand Slam singles titles – two Wimbledon and three U

1972

In 1972, she won three Grand Slam titles, but skipped the Australian Open as it was a minor tournament then

1971

In 1971, her only Grand Slam win was the US Open singles

1970

In 1970, she joined 8 other players to play in the newly formed Virginia Slims Circuit, protesting the unequal prize money paid to male and female players

1968

In 1968, she won her first Australia Open title while she lost in the French Open semifinal

1967

She denounced the United States Lawn Tennis Association, in 1967, for its practice of covertly paying top players to take part in various tournaments

1966

In 1966, she won her first grand slam title overpowering Maria Bueno in the final at Wimbledon

1965

In 1965, she lost in the semifinals of the Australian Open and the Wimbledon

1963

In 1963, she claimed her first Southern California Championships title, defeating Darlene Hard in the final

1961

In 1961, the Long Beach Tennis Patrons, Century Club, and Harold Guiver raised $2,000 to pay for her trip to Wimbledon

1960

In 1960, she won the Philadelphia and District Women's Grass Court Championships - her first senior title

1959

In 1959, King made her first Grand Slam appearance at the U