Billie Jean King
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"1" (1966)

/ AustralianOpenresult = "W" (1968 Australian Championships – Women's Singles/1968)

/ FrenchOpenresult = "W" (1972 French Open – Women's Singles/1972)

/ Wimbledonresult = "W" (1966 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1966, 1967 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1967, 1968 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1968, 1972 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1972, 1973 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1973, 1975 Wimbledon Championships – Women's Singles/1975)

/ USOpenresult = "W" (1967 U.S. National Championships (tennis)/1967, 1971 US Open – Women's Singles/1971, 1972 US Open – Women's Singles/1972, 1974 US Open – Women's Singles/1974)

/ doublesrecord = 87–37 (as shown on WTA website)

/ doublestitles =

/ highestdoublesranking = No. "1" (1967)

/ AustralianOpenDoublesresult = F (1965 Australian Championships (tennis)/1965, 1969 Australian Open/1969)

/ FrenchOpenDoublesresult = "W" (1972 French Open/1972)

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Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball.

It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side . . . any female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional.

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.

Champions keep playing until they get it right.

No matter how tough, no matter what kind of outside pressure, no matter how many bad breaks along the way, I must keep my sights on the final goal, to win, win, win -- and with more love and passion than the world has ever witnessed in any performance.

No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.

I thought it would set us back 50 years if I didn't win that match. It would ruin the women's tour and affect all women's self esteem.

The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.