Facts of Billie Jean King
|Full Name:||Billie Jean King|
|Age:||75 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||November 22, 1943|
|Birth Place:||Long Beach, California, United States|
|Father's Name:||Bill Moffitt|
|Mother's Name:||Betty Moffitt|
|Marital Status:||In Relation|
|Profession:||actress, tennis player|
|Education:||Long Beach Polytechnic High School, California State University, Los Angeles|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 4 inches (1.64m)|
|Net Worth:||$16 million|
|Hair Color:||dark brown|
|Waist Size:||24 inch|
|Bra Size:||34 inch|
|Hip Size:||32 inch|
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Billie Jean King is a former World’s number 1 tennis player and an actress. She has won 39 Grand Slam titles including 12 in singles, 16 in women’s doubles, as well as 11 in mixed doubles. Furthermore, she has even achieved the singles title at the inaugural WTA Tour Championships.
Billie Jean King’s bio/wiki, early age, age (72 years old)
On 22nd November 1943, Billie Jean King was born in Long Beach, California. She was born in the womb of a mother Betty and raised up by the father Bill Moffitt. Her mother was athletic; excelled at swimming, her father played basketball, baseball and ran track. Her brother Randy Moffitt, became a Major League Baseball pitcher and she had also excelled at baseball and softball as a child.
When she was 11 years old, she had switched from softball to tennis on a suggestion from her parents, when she was looking for a more ladylike sport. She had attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and then enrolled at California State University, Los Angeles.
Billie Jean King’s career/ profession and net worth
Billie Jean King had won her first singles titles at all four Grand Slam events, a “career Grand Slam” in 1972. In 1959, she had started working with new coaches including Frank Brennan and Alice Marble. And made her U.S. Championships at age 15.
Then, she had won four relatively minor titles but lost to Margaret Court in the Wimbledon semifinals in 1964. The next year (1965), she had defeated Jones in the quarterfinals and Bueno in the semifinals which were her last tournament of the year was the U.S. Championships. She used to play doubles with her partner Ilana Kloss.
Likewise, she had successfully defended her title at the South African Tennis Championships in 1967, defeating Maria Bueno in the final. She had even achieved three consecutive tournaments to end her Australian tour, the Western Australia Championships, the Tasmanian Championships by defeating Judy Tegart-Dalton in the final, and the Australian Championships for the first time.
In the year 1971, she had started the year by winning eight of the first thirteen tournaments defeating Rosemary Casals.
Similarly, she had won only one Grand Slam singles title in 1971. Altogether, she had played in 31 singles tournaments and compiled a 112–13 win-loss record. The next year, she had achieved the French Open without losing a set and completed a career Grand Slam. In 1975, she had won the Sarasota, Florida tournament, defeating Evert in the final 6–3, 6–2.
Additionally, in 1990, she was retired from competitive play in doubles. She had even become a captain of the United States Fed Cup team and coach of its women’s Olympic tennis squad.
Furthermore, she earns a net worth of $16 million.
What does Billie do besides playing tennis?
Billie Jean King is also an actress. She has even been featured Battle of the Sexes (2017), and Ugly Betty (2006). Besides this, she had published the book Pressure is a Privilege: Lessons I’ve Learned from Life and the Battle of the Sexes in 2008. In 2017, she was selected to deliver the Northwestern University commencement address.
Furthermore, she had attended the 75th Golden Globe Awards in 2018 as a guest of Emma Stone and became minority owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.
Billie Jean King’s personal life
Billie had tied the knot with Larry King on September 17, 1965, in Long Beach. Larry work as a real estate broker, bridge player, as well as he is the founders of World Team Tennis. The couple didn’t have a mutual understanding between each other and had faced many ups and downs in their relationship. So the couple decided to be apart and got divorced in 1987.
She began to date her secretary, Marilyn Barnett in 1971 but the relationship ended scandalously. She is currently dating Ilana Klos and had started to date before her divorce in 1987. They have not been married yet.
Billie Jean King is active on social media profiles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Altogether, she has more than 47k followers on Facebook, over 42.9k followers on Instagram and more than 483k followers on Twitter.
Moving towards her body measurement, she is 5ft 5 inches tall, owns a weigh of 61kgs, her body measures 34-24-32 inches, her hair color is dark brown and has a pair of blue colored eye.