In honor of the historic American tennis player, the Fed Cup will change its name to the Billie Jean King Cup. Small tribute. Great tribute.
In this regard, the winner of 39 Grand Slam titles (between singles and doubles) said: “I remember the first Fed Cup in 1963. I remember I said:” We have to win it this year, we have to win the first, it would be historic. ” And we ended up achieving it, it was very special. When I see the Fed Cup trophy today, I remember the first one and I think of myself and my team. How happy we were. “
The creator of the WTA was champion of the contest 11 times, seven as a player and four as the captain of the team. In turn, the United States is the country with the most trophies: 18.
Among other accolades, the American also has her name in a stadium at the US Open and belongs to the tennis hall of fame.