Billie Jean King

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.

“The trouble with being number one in the world – in anything- is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position, and that … Read More

In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I’ll be worth a sentence or two…. That’s why my place in the all-time rankings means so very little to me, because I know I won’t be anybody’s number one, and it’s that same old thing: if you’re not number one, then what does it really matter?

“In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I’ll be worth a sentence or two…. That’s why my place in the all-time rankings means … Read More

I hate being called a homosexual because I don’t feel that way. It really upsets me … Being gay can happen in any walk of life, in any world. If you have one gay experience, does that mean you’re gay? If you have one heterosexual experience, does that mean you’re straight? Life doesn’t work quite so cut and dried.

“I hate being called a homosexual because I don’t feel that way. It really upsets me … Being gay can happen in any walk of … Read More