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,