Billie Jean King


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Birth Name: Billie Jean King
Born: 11/22/1943
Birth Place: Long Beach, California, USA

Billie Jean Moffit was born on Nov. 22, 1943 in Long Beach, CA. The daughter of a fireman and housewife, she was raised in a conservative Methodist home. The future tennis star began playing at courts near her home. It was evident that athletics ran in the family blood, as King's younger brother, Randy Moffit, grew up to play major league baseball, pitching for teams such as the San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays. King attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School while training for a professional career in tennis. She made her Grand Slam debut at the age of 15, competing in the U.S. Open. Unfortunately, she was eliminated during the first round. King continued her losing streak at var... Continue Bio >>


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