Billie Jean King

Billie Jean King

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President Barack Obama and tennis champion Billie Jean King after he presented her with a Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House on Aug. 12, 2009. The medal winners "stand as an example here in the United States and around the world of what we can achieve in our own lives," Obama said.