If you’ve EVER been a fan of tennis, the name Billie Jean King will ring a loud bell in your mind. But the Wimbledon, U.S., and many others champion player is much more than that. She’s an inspiration for girls and women the world over, which is why she’s a charter member of Mattel’s Inspiring Women Series. This Barbie Billie Jean King Inspiring Women Series Doll pays tribute to Ms. King and her incredible victories and remarkable impact. Standing about 12-inches tall in her tennis outfit, she comes with a tennis racquet, a doll stand, and a certificate of authenticity. You don’t want to miss this particular doll or this series! Doll cannot stand alone.
Born in Long Beach, California, Billie Jean King grew up playing tennis and sharpening her skills at local public parks. In 1961, she won her first major championship title, followed by a series of spectacular victories throughout her legendary career. Off the court, Billie Jean King tirelessly championed women’s equality in sports. In 1973, during a globally televised match hailed as the Battle of the Sexes, millions of viewers watched as Billie Jean King defeated a formidable male rival and proved a woman’s place was hers to decide. Billie Jean’s game-changing strides for equality and social justice earned her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Barbie recognizes all female role models, and the Inspiring Women Series pays tribute to incredible heroines of their time – courageous women who took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before. Each doll in the series features authentic clothing and accessories unique to each inspiring woman, plus educational information about their contributions to society and their respective fields.
Ages 6 and up.
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Barbie Billie Jean King Inspiring Women Series Doll