US Open 2021: Tennis legend Billie Jean King, who was among the many 9 girls to take a stand for equal rights in tennis, together with 5 different former athletes have been honoured on the US Open on Thursday (native time).
US Open 2021: USA’s Jean King together with, compatriot Rosie Casals, Julie Heldman, Kristy Pigeon, Nancy Richey, Peaches Bartkowicz, Valerie Ziegenfuss, and Australians Judy Tegart Dalton and Kerry Melville Reid, had signed $1 contracts to kick begin the ladies’s tennis circuit 51 years in the past. Is aware of as ‘Unique 9’ for his or her stand for ladies’s rights in tennis, the gamers have been awarded Tennis Corridor of Fame rings in a “particular” ceremony on Thursday (native time) evening on the US Open.
“The Unique 9 was awarded with their @TennisHalloFame. rings in a particular ceremony tonight. Thanks for all you’ve gotten executed for equality in sports activities,” US Open Tennis tweeted.
The Unique 9 was awarded with their @TennisHalloFame rings in a particular ceremony tonight.
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 10, 2021
Jean King additionally shared an image with 5 different former girls tennis gamers who’re a part of ‘Unique 9’.
“Six of the Unique 9, who signed $1 contracts in September of 1970 to pave the way in which for ladies’s skilled tennis as we all know it right this moment. It’s an honor to be acknowledged on the #USOpen tonight,” Jean King tweeted.
“The Unique 9 members in attendance on the #USOpen have been honored on Arthur Ashe with rings to acknowledge our induction into the @TennisHalloFame. The necessary historical past of our sport and the thrilling subsequent technology, multi function place. What an evening!” she added.
In the meantime, teen sensation Leylah Fernandez’s dream run on the US Open continued as she defeated No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 to achieve first Grand Slam last.
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