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By Barbara Diamond | August 7, 2009
Tennis immortal Billie Jean King Billie Jean King will be among the 16 recipients of the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday at the White House. It is so deserved. This year’s recipients were selected as “agents of change.” Billie not only changed tennis, she changed the way women think of themselves and are treated in the workplace, in education and in politics — at least in this country. Maybe it isn’t perfect, but it is a hell of lot better because of her. I first met Billie more than 40 years ago. She was a force to be reckoned with then and she still is. One of my favorite memories of her was the night before a singles final at Wimbledon.
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By Steve Virgen, steve.virgen@latimes.com | July 23, 2010
Lindsay Davenport has played in some big-time tennis matches, but she has been experiencing some really challenging times as a mother of two. The balancing act was in full effect for the Laguna Beach resident during her World Team Tennis season with the St. Louis Aces. That showed July 15 when she was the marquee player for the St. Louis Aces against the Newport Beach Breakers at The Tennis Club Newport Beach. Davenport, winner of three Grand Slam titles and a former world No. 1, played for the Newport Beach Breakers in 2003 and 2008.
NEWS
October 10, 2003
BARBARA DIAMOND "Making Our Voices Heard" was the message of the Oct. 3 Laguna Women's Club meeting. The messengers were Megan Doherty, businesswoman and board member of Women for Orange County; Jane Egly, an attorney, teacher and member of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties; Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson, a business owner; Elisabeth Brown, biologist and President of Laguna Greenbelt Inc.;...
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By Barbara Diamond | August 7, 2009
Tennis immortal Billie Jean King Billie Jean King will be among the 16 recipients of the Medal of Freedom on Wednesday at the White House. It is so deserved. This year’s recipients were selected as “agents of change.” Billie not only changed tennis, she changed the way women think of themselves and are treated in the workplace, in education and in politics — at least in this country. Maybe it isn’t perfect, but it is a hell of lot better because of her. I first met Billie more than 40 years ago. She was a force to be reckoned with then and she still is. One of my favorite memories of her was the night before a singles final at Wimbledon.
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