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Billie Jean King

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Tennis legend Billie Jean King has worn some amazing glasses over the years and this year at Wimbledon she didn’t disappoint.  Feeling inspired?  Go colourful like Billie has and try ‘Serge‘ Red Cherry or the more feminine ‘Peggy‘ in Pastel Rose.

 

Here is a look at some of the styles she wore on and off the court.

Metal Combination Black Eyewear ‘Roy

Metal Combination

 

NHS Panto

Panto glasses

Aviator

Aviator glasses

 

Colourful Black Eyewear

Black Eyewear glasses

 

Tennis Champs in Retro Glasses

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

As Wimbledon comes to a close we look at two tennis legends, Arthur Ashe and Billie Jean King, who wore fantastic glasses.

Billie Jean, who has worn glasses throughout her adult life, is perhaps best known for winning the ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ match against Bobby Riggs in 1973.  She has been an amazing advocate of women in tennis.  Here she best remembered wearing fantastic upswept frames such as these.

 

Arthur Ashe is the only black man to have ever won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon, which he won defeating Jimmy Connors in 1975.  He is considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, winner of a Grand Slam Singles title.  After suffering from heart disease and undergoing two surgeries Ashe contracting HIV from a blood transfusion.  Later in his life he did much to bring AIDS sufferers to the attention of the world.  This great 1960s style frame is similar to those he wore on court.