Billie Jean King wins the Northern lawn tennis tournament, 1966.

Billie Jean King wins the Northern lawn tennis tournament, 1966.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

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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.'

© Manchester Daily Express / Science & Society Picture Library

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