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Billie Jean King

Billy Jean King Pays Tribute To Jenner's Public Position

NEW YORK — Billie Jean King believes Caitlyn Jenner has given people clarity about transgender issues beyond the progress already made four decades after they shared the international sports spotlight.

"The interview with then-Bruce Jenner, and now Caitlyn Jenner, really helped people to be clear in understanding, especially about gender vs. sexuality," the 71-year-old former tennis star told The Associated Press. "Everybody's always getting very confused with that. Then they finally realized they have nothing to do with each other."

King won the last of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles at Wimbledon in 1975, a year before Bruce Jenner earned the...