Billie Jean King

“ABC Sports and Wide World of Sports not only changed but also virtually created the sports television landscape in the US and set the standard by which sports coverage around the world is now measured. They had the vision to put the King/Riggs Battle of the Sexes match in prime time and it paid off for them and for Bobby and me, and it raised the profile of tennis worldwide—all while putting social change in the national spotlight. ABC Sports was a game changer and they fully understood the importance of bringing sports to the people.”

—Billie Jean King, sports icon and humanitarian; Cofounder, World Team Tennis