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Katrina Adams Named Chairman, CEO and President of the United States Tennis Association

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced today the appointment of Katrina Adams as its Chairman of the Board and President. Adams, who has served as the USTA’s First Vice President since 2013, becomes the first African-American and the first former professional tennis player to lead the organization.

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The "Original 9"

In the 1970 Italian Open, WSF Founder Billie Jean King was the women's singles champion; she received $600 in prize money. That may be considered a generous amount in 1970, but the men's singles champion Ilie Nastase received $3,500--almost six times the amount of prize money King earned. Fair? We think not.

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“Boys Will be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer? Part 2

Is it fair to expect women athletes to display superior morals and ethics? Are women penalized to a greater extent when they violate the code of conduct? How do these double standards affect women in sports?

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“Boys Will be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer? Part 1

Is it fair to expect women athletes to display superior morals and ethics? Are women penalized to a greater extent when they violate the code of conduct? How do these double standards affect women in sports?

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38th Anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes: Where were you when…..

Billie Jean King shouts ecstatically after she defeated Evonne Goolagong, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, to capture the U.S. Open tennis title at Forest Hills.  (Photo by: Mel Finkelstein/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

On Sept. 20, 1973, before a crowd of more than 30,000 at the Houston Astrodome, WSF Founder Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in a match dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes.” Played just a year after the passage of “Title IX,” an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the match helped legitimize women’s athletics and encouraged girls to take up sports. Yesterday was the 38th anniversary of the Battle of the Sexes and, to honor the occasion, we asked our fans on Facebook to share their memories of the momentous event. The best comments follow:

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