Billie Jean King wins the Northern lawn tennis tournament, 1966.
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American tennis player King (born 1943) holds the Manchester Silver Challenge Tray after winning the tournament. A contemporary newspaper article said: 'With a strong cross-court wind putting her baseline game at a disadvantage, Winnie Shaw was outclassed in 32 minutes by Mrs Billie-Jean King (formerly Miss Moffitt) in the Northern lawn tennis tournament at Manchester yesterday. In the final of the women's singles Billie-Jean hustled to victory by 6-2, 6-1.'