Tennis star Rosemary Casals, who fought for equal pay for women, reflects on progress made


Rosemary Casals has many titles, but she still isn’t quite sure how to react when people call her a living legend.
The tennis star and equal pay advocate was one of just nine women who fought to close the gender pay gap between male and female tennis players early in her career. Casals began playing tennis in her hometown of San Francisco. Raised by immigrants from El Salvador, Casals learned the game at Golden Gate Park.
One day, she faced a fellow public parks player and soon-to-be icon: Billie Jean King.


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