Agence France-PresseJune 20, 2013 05:08
On June 20, 1973, Billie Jean King and 62 of her fellow players gathered at London's Gloucester Hotel to deliver a pre-Wimbledon bombshell -- the formation of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
Forty years on, their contemporaries, most of whom are already multi-millionaires, are still battling to convince the doubters that their cause was just.
"Has it really been 40 years?" asked King. "What started as a few women and a dollar has grown to thousands, living the dream -- our dream.