Discover the inspiring life of Billie Jean King, the tennis star who has dedicated her life to breaking barriers both on and off the tennis court. Billie Jean began playing tennis at the age of 11. After one of her first tennis lessons, she told her mother, ‘I'm going to be No. 1 in the world’, a title she would come to hold five times between 1966 and 1972.
On and off the court, she strived for equality, blazing a trail for women in sport and showing the world that women's tennis deserved to be taken seriously.Billie Jean continues to teach young players the value of teamwork and the importance of equality in sport.
Twenty years later, she is still considered one of the most successful women in sport history.
Height: 24 cm
Width: 19.5 cm