Sep 04, 2018
By Michael Kramer
A photo exhibit dedicated to tennis icon Billie Jean King and her 75th birthday – will open in New York this fall.
The New York Historical Society says “Billie Jean King; The Road to 75” will run from October 19th through January 27th, 2019.
The exhibit will feature photographs from her storied life and career as player and activist – from her “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs in 1973 – to her efforts to gain equal prize money for female tennis players.
King donated her archive to the historical society in 2016.
She turns 75 on November 22nd.
King has won 39 Grand Slam titles – and received a U.S. Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.