Profession: Tennis Player
Why Famous: Earned a reputation as a rebel in the tennis world during the 1960s. She won more than 90 tournaments and worked for the betterment of women's tennis, and became a motivating force behind many of the changes that changed tennis in the 1960s and 1970s.
- 1970-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia successfully defends title; beats Rosemary Casals 6-2, 2-6, 6-1
- 1971-09-11 US Open Women's Tennis: In an all-American final Billie Jean King beats doubles partner Rosemary Casals 6-4, 7-6