King won 39 Grand Slam titles: 12 in singles, 16 in women's doubles, and 11 in mixed doubles. For Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar years, she was the United States' captain in the Federation Cup.
King is an advocate for gender equality and has long been a pioneer for equality and social justice. She was also instrumental in persuading cigarette brand Virginia Slims to sponsor women's tennis in the s and went on to serve on the board of their parent company Philip Morris in the s. Regarded by many in the sport as one of the greatest women's tennis players of all time,     King was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in The Fed Cup Award of Excellence was bestowed on her in She switched from softball to tennis at age 11,  because her parents suggested she should find a more ladylike sport.
King's triumph at the French Open in made her only the fifth woman in tennis history to win the singles titles at all four Grand Slam events, a "career Grand Slam. In women's doubles, only the Australian Open eluded her. King won a record 20 career titles at Wimbledon — six in singles, 10 in women's doubles, and four in mixed doubles. King played 51 Grand Slam singles events from throughreaching at least the semifinals in 27 and at least the quarterfinals in 40 of her attempts.
King was the runner-up in six Grand Slam singles events. An indicator of her mental toughness in Grand Slam singles tournaments was her 11—2 career record in deuce third sets, i. In Federation Cup finals, she was on the winning United States team seven times, in,and through Her career win—loss record was 52—4. As King began competing inBaby Blue Shuffle In D Major - Pink Floyd - Complete BBC Sessions 1967-1968 (Vinyl, LP, LP) began working with new coaches including Frank Brennan  and Alice Marblewho had won 18 Grand Slam titles as a player herself.
Championships at age InKing won four relatively minor titles [ citation needed ] but lost to Margaret Court in the Wimbledon semifinals. At the U. Championships, fifth-seeded Nancy Richey Gunter upset third-seeded King in the quarterfinals. Late in the year, King decided to make a full-time commitment to tennis.
While a history major at Los Angeles State College King made the decision to play full-time when businessman Robert Mitchell, offered to pay her way to Australia so that she could train under the Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar Australian coach Mervyn Rose.
In earlyKing continued her three-month tour of Prelude & Fugue In B Minor, The Great, BWV 544 - Bach* - E.
Power Biggs - The Great Preludes & Fug. She lost in the final of the South Australian Championships and the first round Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar the Western Australia Championships. However, Margaret Court again defeated her in the final. At the Australian Championships two weeks later, she lost to Court in the semifinals in two sets.
At Wimbledonshe again lost in the semifinals, this time in three sets to Maria Bueno. Championships, where she defeated Jones in the quarterfinals and Bueno in the semifinals. In the final, King led 5—3 in both sets, was two points from winning the first set, and had two set points in the second set  before losing to Court in straight sets. She said that losing while being so close to winning was devastating, but the match proved to her that she was "good enough to be the best in the world.
I'm going to win Wimbledon next year. For the first time in 81 years, the Say It Isnt So - Various - In Goth Daze convention of the United States Lawn Tennis Association overruled its ranking committee's recommendation to award her the sole U.
King reached the final of a Grand Slam singles tournament in 16 out of 25 attempts and had a 12—4 win—loss record in those finals. In the nine tournaments that she failed to reach the final, she was a losing semifinalist twice and a losing quarter finalist five times.
From throughshe won seven of the ten Grand Slam singles tournaments she played. She won the last seven Grand Slam singles finals she contested, six of them in straight sets and four of them against Evonne Goolagong. All but one of her Grand Slam singles titles were on grass. King's Grand Slam record from through was comparable to that of Margaret Court, her primary rival during these years. One or both of these women played 35 of the 40 Grand Slam singles tournaments held during this period, and together they won 24 of them.
During this period, Court won 31 of her career 64 Grand Slam titles, including 12 of her 24 Grand Slam singles titles, 11 of her 19 Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and eight of her 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. Court reached the final of a Grand Slam singles tournament in 14 out of 25 attempts and had a 12—2 win—loss record in those finals. Court won seven of the 12 Grand Slam finals she played against King during these years, including 2—1 in singles finals, 4—1 in women's doubles finals, and 1—3 in mixed doubles finals.
King was the year-ending World No. She was the year-ending World No. King won 97 of her career singles titles during this period and was the runner-up in 36 other tournaments. InKing defeated Dorothy "Dodo" Cheney then 49 years old for the first time in five career matches, winning their semifinal at the Southern California Championships 6—0, 6—3. King also ended her nine match losing streak to Margaret Court by defeating her in the final of the South African Tennis Championships.
After thirteen unsuccessful attempts to win a Grand Slam singles title from throughKing at the age of 22 finally won the first of her six singles titles at Wimbledon and the first of twelve Grand Slam singles titles overall, defeating Court in the semifinals 6—3, 6—3 and Maria Bueno in the final.
King credited her semifinal victory to her forehand down the line, a new shot in her repertoire. Just chip the ball back at her feet. Championships, an ill King was upset by Kerry Melville Reid in the second round.
King successfully defended her title at the South African Tennis Championships indefeating Maria Bueno in the final. King then successfully switched surfaces and won her second consecutive Wimbledon singles title, defeating Virginia Wade in the quarterfinals 7—5, 6—2 and Jones. King won her second Grand Slam singles title of the year when she won the U. Jones pulled her left hamstring muscle early in the final and saved four match points in the second set before King prevailed. Championships, the first woman to do that since Alice Marble in King lost in the quarterfinals of the New South Wales Championships in Sydney to Dalton after King injured her left knee in the second game of the third set of that match.
At a team event in AdelaideKing won all three of her singles and doubles matches to help the U. In earlyKing won three consecutive tournaments to end her Australian tour. King then won the Australian Championships for the first time, defeating Dalton in the semifinals and Court in Tiny Pistol - Love Canal - Enter The Love Canal final.
King continued to win tournaments upon her return to the United States, winning three indoor tournaments before Nancy Richey Gunter defeated King in the semifinals of the Madison Square Garden Challenge Trophy amateur tournament in New York City before 10, spectators.
King served for the match at 5—1 and had a match point at 5—3 in the second set; however, she lost the final 12 games and the match 4—6, 7—5, 6—0. Playing the French Open for only the second time in her career and attempting to win four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles a "non-calendar year Grand Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar King defeated Maria Bueno in a quarterfinal before losing to Gunter in a semifinal 2—6, 6—3, 6—4.
King rebounded to win her third consecutive Wimbledon singles title, defeating Jones in the semifinals and Dalton in the final. On September 24, she had surgery to repair cartilage in her left knee Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar and did not play in tournaments the remainder of the year.
King said that it took eight months May for her knee to recover completely from the surgery. King participated in the Australian summer tour for the second consecutive year. Unlike the previous year, King did not win a tournament. At the Australian Open, King defeated year-old Evonne Goolagong in the second round 6—3, 6—1 and Ann Haydon-Jones in a three-set semifinal before losing to Margaret Court in a straight-sets final.
The following week, King lost in the semifinals of the New Zealand Championships. During the European summer clay court season, King lost in the quarterfinals of both the Italian Open and the French Open. At WimbledonKing lost only 13 points while defeating Rosemary Casals in the semifinals 6—1, 6—0;  however, Jones upset King in Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar final Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar prevented King from winning her fourth consecutive singles title there.
The week after, King again defeated Wade to win the Irish Open for the second time in her career. This was the first year since that King did not win at least one Grand Slam singles title. She said during the Pacific Southwest Open, "It has been a bad year for me. My left knee has been OK, but I have been bothered by a severe tennis elbow for seven months. I expect to have a real big year inthough, because I really have the motivation now.
I feel like a kid again. King lost to Court three times in the first four months of the year, in Philadelphia, Dallas, and Johannesburg at the South African Open.
Court, however, was not totally dominant during this period as King defeated her Onyame Mmamo Nyinkye - Great Landers Guitar Band - Onyame Mmamo Nyinkye Sydney and Durban, South Africa. Where Court dominated was at the Grand Slam tournaments.
King did not play the Australian Open. King returned to the tour in September, where she had a first round loss at the Virginia Slims Invitational in Houston and a semifinal loss at the Pacific Coast Championships in Berkeley, California.
During the European clay court season, King warmed-up for the French Open by playing in Monte Carlo losing in the semifinalswinning the Italian Open saving three match points against Virginia Wade in the semifinals playing in Bournemouth losing to Wade in the quarterfinalsand playing in Berlin losing to Masthoff in the semifinals.
The Italian Open victory was the first important clay court title of King's career. Along the way, she defeated Masthoff in a three-set quarterfinal and Wade in a three-set semifinal, saving two match points at 4—5 in the second set. The twelfth game Humanized (Instrumental Version) - Modeselektor - Monkeytown (Deluxe Tour Edition) that set with King Billie Jean - Anders Johansson - Café Bar 6—5 had 21 deuces and lasted 22 minutes,  with Wade saving seven set points and holding sixteen game points before King won.
Although King won only one Grand Slam singles title inthis was the best year of her career in terms of tournaments won According to the International Tennis Hall of Fameshe played in 31 singles tournaments and compiled a —13 win—loss record. She started the year by winning eight of the first thirteen tournaments she played, defeating Rosemary Casals in seven finals. At the time, King said that retiring from the match with Evert after splitting the first two sets was necessary because of leg cramps.
But in earlyKing admitted that cramps associated with the abortion caused the retirement. At the tournament in HurlinghamUnited Kingdom in early May, King lost a second round match to an old rival, Christine Truman Janes now 30 years old6—4, 6—2.
But King recovered the next week to win the German Open in Hamburg on clay. Four weeks later at the Queen's Club tournament in London, King played Margaret Court for the first time inlosing their final. At WimbledonKing defeated Janes in the fourth round 6—2, 7—5 and Durr in the quarterfinals before losing unexpectedly to Evonne Goolagong in the semifinals 6—4, 6—4. She then played two clay court tournaments in Europe, winning neither, before resuming play in the United States.
In August, King won the indoor Houston tournament and the U. Women's Clay Court Championships in Indianapolis.
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