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Nobody appreciates BJK more than I, but this book is not good. It’s incredibly dated and poorly written. Because it was written right after she was outed and sued, and she is clearly on the defensive; anything about her sexuality is discussed briefly and with deflection. There are a lot of good inside tennis tidbits about the beginning of the professional tennis era, but even those are compromised by poor writing, grand generalizations, and lack of structure.
REad this quite a while back, but read anything of tennis... Billie Jean is an icon and this book is great , there should be more on this tennis star. who advanced women's tennis and got them more money and better tournaments to play in, making it equal to men, was a tough go, but Billie had a lot to do with that!
As one of the 20th century's most respected and influential people, Billie Jean King has long been a champion for social change and equality. She created new inroads for both genders in and out of sports during her legendary career and she continues to make her mark today. King was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.