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Billie Jean King Wins Sports Illustrated's 2021 Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

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The Muhammad Ali Legacy Award celebrates an individual whose dedication to the ideals of sportsmanship has spanned decades and whose career in athletics has impacted the world.

In the five decades since she took a stand against the wide pay disparity between men and women in tennis—and won—Billie Jean King has been an unflinching champion for equality across society.