Thursday, January 26, 2023

Original Nine Honored in Melbourne

So nice to see seven of the Original Nine on hand to be honored last night at the Aussie Open for their contributions to women's sports. It's now been over 50(!) years since these courageous woman signed $1 contracts to play on the fledgling Virginia Slims circuit, in protest of the waning prize money being offered by the establishment. The women were inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame last summer, but this was a fitting moment as one of the Australians, Judy Dalton, wasn't able to make it to the U.S. during Covid, so got to be part of the moment Down Under.

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