On the heels of major endorsements from the city’s three leading papers, Christine Quinn rallied forward with a different sort of nod this morning: from tennis champion Billie Jean King.
The endorsement–on Women’s Equality Day and the kick-off of the U.S. Open Tennis Championship in Flushing Meadows, Queens–was well-timed for Ms. Quinn, who is vying to become the first female mayor of New York City.
“I think she’s our champion,” declared Ms. King at a press conference on the wooden walkway leading to her namesake tennis center. “I look at Christine Quinn and see how she’s pragmatic and she gets things done.”
We found Billie Jean King all by herself in the player’s dining room late Thursday afternoon, sitting at a table with papers and index cards spread all over the table (remember, she’s a business woman!). We asked the tennis legend what she thinks of Kim Clijsters’ odds in the semifinals against Serena Williams.
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“He’s the kind of guy that just grows on you,” said tennis legend Billie Jean King. “I like him better and better and better every day I see him.”
(Some voters feel otherwise.) Read More
I caught up with Michael Bloomberg last night as he walked into Arthur Ashe Stadium with Billie Jean King, who endorsed him for a third term yesterday.
What exactly did that endorsement mean to him?
“I don’t think there’s anybody that the public has as much trust and confidence in–her judgement,” said a Read More
Tennis great Billie Jean King really threw herself into an introduction for Hillary Clinton at this morning’s Women for Hillary event.
“Hillary can hit the ground running,” she said, running in place on a stage in the middle of the Hilton ballroom. “I mean she lived there for eight years. I mean, come on!” Read More