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Sports Icon, Equality Champion, Founder of @BJKLInitiative , @adidas Global Ambassador. All In available now.👇

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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
8 hours ago
In 2018, I was named @AustralianOpen Woman of the Year, to mark the 50th anniversary of my #AusOpen Women’s Singles title (1968). Everyone made me feel so loved that day. Rest assured, the love & affection is mutual. Missing all of you down under & cheering players from afar.
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
14 hours ago
Cheers to Claudia Pechstein, a 49-year-old speed skater from Germany, who is making all kinds of history at the upcoming Winter #Olympics . Many of her competitors weren’t even born when she won her 1st medal in 1992. Age is just a number. No limits!
@NBCSports
NBC Sports
5 days ago
49-year-old German speed skater and 9-time Olympic medalist Claudia Pechstein is about to make Olympic HERstory in more than one way at the 2022 #WinterOlympics . @NBCOlympics // @OnHerTurf
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
a day ago
Today is Day 8 of the #AusOpen , and its first-ever Pride Day! Inclusivity is incredibly important in sport. Tennis is for everyone. 🏳️‍🌈 #AOPride
@AustralianOpen
#AusOpen
a day ago
Love is love 🌈❤️ Welcome to AO Pride Day! #AOPride · #Unitedbypride
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
a day ago
At a @WTA reunion during the @AustralianOpen a few years back, I was pleased to make the acquaintance of Billie the koala. I wanted to take her home w/me, but ultimately decided it was better if she stayed down under. I think of her still. Have you ever met a 🐨? #AusOpen
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
a day ago
Madeleine Albright became the 1st woman appointed to the Secretary of State cabinet position of the U.S. on this day in 1997. The U.S. has had 71 Secretaries of State, & just 3 have been women: Madeleine Albright, @CondoleezzaRice , & @HillaryClinton . #HistoryMatters
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
a day ago
History was made @AustralianOpen . Cheers to Meshkatolzahra Safi from Iran & Angella Okutoyi from Kenya on both becoming the first girls from their respective countries to win a Grand Slam juniors match! Love watching our sport grow across the globe. #AusOpen
@WTA_insider
WTA Insider
2 days ago
Two historic milestones in the #AusOpen juniors today: 🇮🇷 Meshkatolzahra Safi became the 1st girl from Iran to win a Grand Slam juniors match. 🇰🇪 Angella Okutoyi became the 1st girl from Kenya to win a Grand Slam juniors match.
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
2 days ago
“My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.” ⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ We lost baseball legend and my friend Hank Aaron one year ago today. He is dearly missed.
@baseballhall
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾
2 days ago
One year ago today, we lost one of our game’s all-time greats. We miss you every day, Hank. ❤️
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
2 days ago
Today is the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. A woman's right to choose what happens to her body and to make their own health decisions are fundamental. We must fight for and protect these rights now and into the future.
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
3 days ago
Filming on a Friday. 🎥 What are your weekend plans, other than watching the @AustralianOpen , of course! @KendallCoyne #AusOpen
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
3 days ago
Congratulations to two wonderful additions to the @WomensSportsFdn . Welcome to new President, @mduggan10 , 3-time ice hockey Olympic medalist, and to Robin Harris ( @IvyExecDir ), the new Board of Trustees Chair. More: #WhenWomenLead
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
3 days ago
Cheers to 19-year-old Zara Rutherford who has just become the youngest woman in history to fly solo around the world. She covered 41 nations and five continents during her five-month journey. Her career goal? Astronaut. Keep going for it, Zara! 🌎 #WomenInSTEM
@BBCWorld
BBC News (World)
4 days ago
How Zara Rutherford became the youngest woman to fly solo around the world
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
3 days ago
No one else I would rather hug. ❤️ #NationalHuggingDay #FlashbackFriday
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@BillieJeanKing
Billie Jean King
4 days ago
On this day last year, history was made when @KamalaHarris became the first woman and first person of color to hold the role of Vice President in the history of the United States. She said at the time, “I may be the first woman to hold this office. But I won’t be the last.”
@KamalaHarris
Kamala Harris
4 days ago
One year ago, this moment, in many ways, embodied our character as a nation. It demonstrated who we are. We are undaunted in our belief that we shall overcome; that we will rise up. This is American aspiration.
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