Billie Jean King Quotes


40 Billie Jean King quotes:



"The old boy network is still very strong and very true. Just look at the stock exchange and how many men and women are there. It is still very much run by men."
"Martina's gone with people who don't want to be out, and it drives her crazy because she'd rather be open."
"Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships."
"I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it."
"I think younger players probably just think they are who they are-they don't think about coming out. Unless you're number one in the world, nobody cares, usually."
"It is very hard to be a female leader. While it is assumed that any man, no matter how tough, has a soft side... and female leader is assumed to be one-dimensional."
"I like entrepreneurial people; I like people who take risks."
"Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball."
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"Sports are a microcosm of society."
"I always liked co-ed events best so we have two men and two women on each team."
"I love to promote our sport. I love grass-roots tennis. I love coaching. I love all parts of the sport. I love the business side."
"Martina and I went through a very bad five years. Everything's very good between us now, but it was a long haul."
"I would love to be a player today. I had the right personality for it."
"In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar; now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar."
"I would just never out anybody. I think everyone has to find it in their own way and their own time."
"It's fun to meet people from throughout the world who you don't have to explain yourself to."
"There is no life for girls in team sports past Little League. I got into tennis when I realized this, and because I thought golf would be too slow for me, and I was too scared to swim."
"Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis."
"If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that."
"They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique."



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