I am impressed and inspired by women like Billie Jean King, pramipexole Martina Navratilova, pramipexole Chris Evert - women who have given back to their respective communities much if not more, pramipexole than they've received through the years. Pramipexole Women's Professional Tennis Celebrates 40th Anniversary September 23, pramipexole 2010 40 years marked by unprecedented growth, pramipexole with prize money increasing from $309, pramipexole100 to $85 million ST. Pramipexole PETERSBURG, pramipexole FL, pramipexole USA – Forty years ago today, pramipexole women’s professional tennis was born when nine players, pramipexole called the Original 9 and led by Billie Jean King, pramipexole signed symbolic $1 contracts with the late Gladys Heldman, pramipexole publisher of World Tennis publications, pramipexole to compete in the newly-created Virginia Slims Circuit. On September 23, pramipexole 1970, pramipexole Billie Jean King, pramipexole joined by Rosemary Casals, pramipexole Nancy Richey, pramipexole Kerry Melville, pramipexole Peaches Bartkowicz, pramipexole Kristy Pigeon, pramipexole Judy Dalton, pramipexole Valerie Ziegenfuss, pramipexole and Julie Heldman, pramipexole decided to participate in the inaugural $7, pramipexole500 Virginia Slims of Houston event that was financially backed by Phillip Morris’ Joe Cullman. The Virginia Slims of Houston paved the way for other tournaments of its kind and led to the creation of 19 others, pramipexole offering total prize money of $309, pramipexole100.  Subsequently, pramipexole in 1971, pramipexole King became the first female athlete in history to pass the six-figure mark in single season earnings. "When the nine of us signed $1 contracts with Gladys, pramipexole one of our goals was to create opportunities for new generations, pramipexole” said Billie Jean King. “We wanted to make sure that any young girl, pramipexole if she was good enough and if she wanted to, pramipexole would have the opportunity to make a living playing tennis. Pramipexole Now, pramipexole 40 years later, pramipexole we are seeing our dreams come to life.” “Billie Jean King and her team of pioneers – the Original 9 – will forever serve as inspiration for every woman who has ever had a goal and a dream, pramipexole” said Stacey Allaster, pramipexole Chairman and CEO of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association). “Sports are a microcosm of society and Billie Jean and her fellow players were able to use tennis as a platform for social change, pramipexole one that’s led to incredible opportunities for millions of women around the world.” More of the article can be found at: