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Billie Jean King
(1943-____) born on
Nov 22
US tennis player, activist. She is the most famous woman tennis player; promoter of equal pay for women tennis and other sports professionals; won Living Legacy Award, 1985.
It's really impossible for athletes to grow up. On the one hand, you're a child, still playing a game. But on the other hand, you're a superhuman hero that everyone dreams of being. No wonder we have such a hard time understanding who we are.

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.
No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.
The trouble with being number one in the world - in anything- is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that is something of a driving, perfectionist attitude, so that once you do achieve number one, you don't relax and enjoy it.
You've got to win in sports -- that's talent -- but you've also got to learn how to remind everybody how you did win, and how often. That comes with experience.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: From an Internet collection of quotations.
R: In "The Sportswoman," by Marlene Jensen, Nov/Dec 1973.
A: San Francisco 'Chronicle', 8 Aug 1978.
N: "Billie Jean," 1982.
K: "Billie Jean," 1982.

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