Billie Jean King and Sesame Street Celebrate International Women's Day

Billie Jean King and Sesame Street Celebrate International Women’s Day

Billie Jean King and Sesame Street Celebrate International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, tennis legend Billie Jean King joined forces with Sesame Street to educate young viewers about the significance of the day. In a heartwarming clip, King emphasized the importance of celebrating women’s achievements and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

“Today and every day, we celebrate the achievements of women, past and present, and honor those who have worked to ensure that women and girls everywhere are granted equal rights and opportunities,” King said.

Rosita, the first bilingual Muppet on Sesame Street, expressed her gratitude to King for her contributions to empowering girls. King responded with encouragement, expressing her belief in the potential of all children.

Women of Indian Wells Honored on International Women’s Day

At the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, the women’s tournament celebrated International Women’s Day with a series of events. Three mothers who competed in the tournament—Victoria Azarenka, Angelique Kerber, and Naomi Osaka—shared their experiences of balancing motherhood with their tennis careers.

“I’m really proud to be a mom now,” said Kerber, who recently defeated a Top 10 player for the first time since 2021. “Even if I’m winning a match or losing a match, there’s someone, she’s always loving and this is what gives you more energy than anything else.”

The tournament also hosted a panel discussion featuring American tennis player Emma Navarro, world No. 1 pickleball player Anna-Leigh Waters, and former WTA pro and current Tennis Channel commentator Chanda Rubin. The panel aimed to inspire the next generation of female athletes.

WTA Stars Celebrate International Women’s Day on Social Media

Numerous WTA stars took to social media to commemorate International Women’s Day. Former singles and doubles world No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Sania Mirza shared messages of empowerment and recognition. Current players including Katie Boulter, Madison Keys, Daria Kasatkina, and Sloane Stephens also expressed their support for women’s rights and equality.

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