Serena Williams, Billie Jean King, Borna Coric, and Reilly Opelka dined with Clarvie Magloire, and Linda Fruhvirtova in what was supposed to be a generational discussion between the tennis stars sponsored by Wilson. “The first annual Wilson Family Dinner.
It was a dinner conversation among current ATP and WTA players, and next generation and junior players. All play with Wilson racquets. What a night!” said Billie Jean King on Instagram.
The official Instagram account of Wilson reacted to BJK's post: “What an incredible night!”
Billie Jean King pays tribute to Serena Williams
WTA founder Billie Jean King says Serena Williams is going down as "the sport's greatest player" and someone who will forever be known as a champion.
Williams, who turned pro in 1995, is set to retire from professional tennis at this year's US Open. Over the course of her absolutely stunning career, Williams has won a total of 39 Grand Slams - 23 in singles, 14 in women's doubles and two in mixed doubles.
Williams is widely considered not just as one of the greatest players in tennis history, but as one of the greatest players in all sports history. "When Serena steps away from tennis, she will leave as the sport's greatest player.
After a career that has inspired a new generation of players and fans, she will forever be known as a champion who won on the court and raised the global profile of the sport off of it," King said in a statement. Also, Billie Jean King recently congratulated Roger Federer for respecting his promise.
After Roger Federer fulfilled the promise he made 5 years ago to Zizou, a young kid from John McEnroe’s tennis academy, Billie Jean King, impressed by the deed, reacted on Twitter. See what Billie Jean King had to say about Federer in our article: Billie Jean King on Roger Federer’s Zizou promise: “Dreams do come true!”