No. 5: Billie Jean King

Elton JohnPhiladelphia (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)Bobby RiggsLiberty BellRentals
The Long Beach native didn’t seem so cool then with her cat-rimmed glasses and all that jabbering about ERA (wasn’t that “earned run average?”), but her 1973 straight-sets victory against huckster Bobby Riggs pretty much set everyone straight. King became “cooler” with age, especially when we... Associated Press