An avid tennis player, Elton John often plays in celebrity tournaments and promotes the sport. His song "Philadelphia Freedom" is a tribute to his friend Billie Jean King and her tennis team. Here he is playing tennis in New York in 1975.
Fresh Air interview with Billie Jean King (www.npr.org/...), with excerpts from the recently aired American Masters - Billie Jean King documentary on PBS. (www.pbs.org/...) Billie Jean King received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.