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Billie Jean King Swings By TWC Studios at US Open

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Tennis legend Billie Jean King stopped by the Time Warner Cable studios at the U.S. Open on Wednesday.

King signed autographs and answered questions at the tennis center that bears her name.

She spoke about her many years off the court fighting to raise the profile of women's tennis and give more kids access to the game.

She said she values the time she gets to spend with young players competing at the Open.

"These are the players that I get a chance to listen to," King said. "We do different things. We talk about the history, but more importantly, I talk to them about, you're going shape the future. How do you want the game to look 5 years from now, 10 years from now, because it's your turn. The baton has been passed to you now, and so you're going to have to start thinking beyond just hitting forehands and backhands."

King said one of the most important aspects about the tennis center in Flushing Meadows is that is open to the public 11 months of the year.

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