Here is a look at the life and times of retired tennis great Billie Jean King:

Born: Nov. 22, 1943

Birthplace: Long Beach, Calif.

Residence: New York, N.Y. / Chicago, Ill.

She won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

She won six Wimbledon singles championships, four U.S. Open titles and beat Bobby Riggs in the 1973 Battle of the Sexes.

She was ranked No. 1 in the world for five years.

She is the only woman to win a U.S. singles title on four surfaces (grass, clay, carpet, hard courts).

She was the first female athlete in any sport to earn more than $100,000 in a single season ($117,000, 1971).

She was the first woman to coach a co-ed team in professional sports (Philadelphia Freedoms, WTT, 1974).

She was the first woman commissioner in professional sports history (World TeamTennis, 1984).

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