Quotes by American Athlete Billie Jean King

A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. Billie Jean King
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Champions keep playing until they get it right. Billie Jean King

Champions take responsibility. When the ball is coming over the net, you can be sure I want the ball. Billie Jean King

Be bold. If you are going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball. Billie Jean King

I have a lot to say, and if I'm not No. 1, I can't say it. Billie Jean King
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Ever since that day when I was 11 years old, and I wasn't allowed in a photo because I wasn't wearing a tennis skirt, I knew that I wanted to change the sport. Billie Jean King

In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports. Billie Jean King

When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last! Billie Jean King

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity. Billie Jean King

I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion. Billie Jean King
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Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball. Billie Jean King

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. Billie Jean King

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