The legendary Billie Jean King got the recognition she truly deserved when the home of the U.S. Open was renamed the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in a ceremony last night. My love of Billie Jean is no secret, but the AP article I read about the event had me scratching my head about two things:
Was there not a better choice of words than this from Chris Evert? "Billie Jean was the biggest single influence in my life outside of my family," Evert said of the lesbian trailblazer. "She's been my mentor for 35 years. She sees beyond the box."
And what was Billie Jean doing at Mary Carillo's house when Mary was a teen? (AP)