Particular Passions

Particular Passions: Talks with Women who Shaped our Times

Billie Jean King – On Tennis

Billie Jean KingKunal GhevariaComment

"I was eleven when I took up tennis at the public parks in Long Beach, California. The first day I hit the tennis ball I knew I’d found what I loved doing. There was something special about hitting the ball, the way it felt. There wasn’t a doubt in my mind."

– Billie Jean King, from 'Particular Passions: Talks with Women Who Shaped Our Times'

The oral biography of Billie Jean King, who created opportunities for women on the tennis court and in the workplace, and who continues today to champion social change and equality around the world.

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