Quotation by Billie Jean King

... today, you just walk on the court, throw up the ball, roll over your arm, and make $100,000. I killed myself for $100,000.
Billie Jean King (b. 1943), U.S. tennis player. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 52 (January 1978).

On what was then the recent great increase in prize money for women tennis players. King's activism, and her great popularity with tennis audiences, had been major reasons for the increase.
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