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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Added to Barbie Lineup

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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Added to Barbie Lineup

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Added to Barbie Lineup

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Added to Barbie Lineup Mattel recently announced the addition of Billie Jean King to their ‘Inspiring Women’ collection.

According to a Mattel representative, King was chosen because she is not only a “legendary tennis player," but also an “equality champion." Lisa McKnight, Mattel SVP, to ‘TIME’ King’s doll will feature an outfit based off of what she wore during her 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match against Bobby Riggs.

Her victory over Riggs was an iconic moment that cemented her place in sports history.

In a statement, King said it was “such an honor” to be added to Mattel’s series.

Billie Jean King, to ’TIME’

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