Billie Jean King

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.

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?