Membership Director: For the Michael Jackson song, see Billie Jean. Martina Navratilova —02— Championships, an ill King was upset by Kerry Melville Reid in the second round. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year. King played 51 Grand Slam singles events from throughreaching at least the semifinals in 27 and at least the quarterfinals in 40 of her attempts.
Playing the French Open for only the second time in her career and attempting to win four consecutive Grand Slam singles titles a "non-calendar year Grand Slam"King defeated Maria Bueno in a quarterfinal before losing to Gunter in a semifinal 2—6, 6—3, 6—4.
One or both of these women played 35 of the 40 Grand Slam singles tournaments held during this period, and together they won 24 of them. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. News in Focus Browse News Releases.