1972: BILLIE JEAN KING and the Breakaway Tennis Tour | Midweek | Classic BBC Sport

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BBC Midweek goes to the United States of America, where a group of women tennis players, led by top professional players like Billie Jean King and Julie Heldman, have formed a co-operative tour in order to achieve pay equality with their male counterparts. This report details the commitment, camaraderie and sacrifice of the group of players whose actions would eventually form the basis for the WTA.

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