"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."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Billie Jean King on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Billie Jean King on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Billie Jean King on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Billie Jean King on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Billie Jean King on John Lennon
"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman."
"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."
"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."
"I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms."
"If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that."