In the complete overall history of tennis, I figure I'll be worth a sentence or two.... That's why my place in the all-time rankings means so very little to me, because I know I won't be anybody's number one, and it's that same old thing: if you're not number one, then what does it really matter?
Billie Jean King (b. 1943), U.S. tennis player. Billie Jean, ch. 16 (1982).
Winner of many Grand Slam tennis events, including a record twenty Wimbledon titles, King was correct when she said that she would not be considered the all-time top woman tennis player; she would, however, be highly ranked.