This Tennis Icon Paved the Way for Women in Sports

TEDWomen2015 | Filmed May 2015

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King isn’t just a pioneer of women’s tennis — she’s a pioneer for women getting paid. In this freewheeling conversation, she talks about identity, the role of sports in social justice and the famous Battle of the Sexes match against Bobby Riggs.

King won 39 Grand Slam titles during her tennis career, and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice.

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