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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

A PBS documentary looks at King's legacy as both a tennis champion — she has a record 20 Wimbledon titles — and the leader of a female player uprising that demanded fairer treatment and pay. She tells Fresh Air about the challenges of being a female player before there was a women's league.

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Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis

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