Billie Jean King wins the Rothmans Hoylake Open, 1971.

 
Billie Jean King wins the Rothmans Hoylake Open, 1971.
4 0 c m
 
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 32cm

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American tennis player Billie Jean King (born 1943) clowns with the trophy. A contemporary report ran: 'Billie-Jean King, as usual, beat her doubles partner Rosie Casals - but not so cruelly as she did in the 1969 Wimbledon semi-final - to win the Rothmans Hoylake Open at West Kirby. That match took just over half an hour. This time Billie-Jean won 6-3, 6-3 in an hour. Billie-Jean and Rosie are now so familiar with each other's game that the chances of getting a close match between them are slender. "

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