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  • Murray’s Mauresmo Choice May Open Way for Women Coaches

  • We Owe it All to B.J. King, Serena Says as WTA Turns 40

    A closed-door meeting in London 40 years ago helped put Serena Williams where she is today, among the millionaires of tennis.

  • Sharapova's Millions Started With Billie Jean King's $1 Contract

    All it took was $1 for Billie Jean King to change tennis.

  • Billie Jean King’s Message to Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin’s Olympics, like many of his policies, seem designed to vex and annoy the West. For the Olympics at least, U.S. President Barack Obama has come up with a brilliant response to his Russian counterpart. Her name is Billie Jean King.

  • Gervais Gets Kinder in ‘Derek’: Billie Jean King: TV

    In Netflix’s tender-hearted dramedy “Derek,” an elderly friend tells Ricky Gervais’s mentally challenged title character that it’s “more important to be kind than clever.”

  • Serena Williams Wins at Wimbledon, Tops King With 13th Grand Slam Title

    Summers used to be difficult for Serena Williams , whose dad made her and elder sister Venus practice twice daily on the public tennis courts of the Los Angeles suburb of Compton.

  • Obamas, Biden to Skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

    By David Nakamura Dec. 18 (Washington Post) -- The White House announced Tuesday that President Obama, Vice President Biden and the first lady will not attend the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, a pointed snub by an administration that is feuding with Russian leaders on a range of foreign policy and human rights issues. The U.S. delegation will be led by a former Cabinet secretary and a deputy secretary of state, and it will include two openly gay athletes — tennis legend Billie Jean King and ice hockey player Caitlin Cahow — in an apparent bid to highlight opposition to Russia's anti-gay laws. This will mark the first time since the Summer Games in Sydney in 2000 that a U.S. Olympic delegation did not include a president, first lady or vice president. The White House made the announcement in a news release late Tuesday. Officials said Obama's schedule would not permit him to attend the Games during a two-week period beginning Feb. 7,

  • Drew Brees, Billie Jean King Find Health in Video Games

    “Next time the football field,” warned Michael Gallagher, president and chief executive of the Entertainment Software Association, after beating star quarterback Drew Brees at a video golf game by EA Sports on Xbox 360.

  • Sharapova, Serena Williams Rebuff Attack on Equal Pay for Women

    Former Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams today rejected calls for men's tennis players to be paid more than women.

  • Serena Williams Proves as Big for Black Athletes as Being No. 1

    Sachia Vickery was 5 1/2 when she declared she would be the next Serena Williams. Now 18, she credits the 17-time Grand Slam singles champion with much more than just tennis inspiration.

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