US Open champion Andreescu pays tribute to King and fellow trailblazers

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US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has written an open letter to Billie Jean King and other pioneers who campaigned for the rights of female tennis players.

King and the other members of the “Original Nine” were key figures in campaigning for better pay and conditions for female players. Their efforts led to the creation of the WTA Tour and, eventually, equal prize money at major tournaments such as Wimbledon and the US Open.

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