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Tennis on HBO is a television program produced by the premium cable television network HBO that broadcasts the main professional tennis tournaments in the United States. In 1975, HBO began airing coverage (same day, weekday coverage only) of Wimbledon and did so until 1999. In 2009, HBO broadcast the inaugural Billie Jean King Cup.

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In 1983, Beth Herr lost an epic match to Billie Jean King at Wimbledon 8–6 in the 3rd. [1] Commentators on HBO Breakfast at Wimbledon made a very big deal out of her ability to hit numerous swinging volleys out of the air for winners. This was something that had not been done before especially by a female.

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References

  1. Miller, Geoffrey (1983-06-23). "King survives scare from Herr". The Daily Collegian . Retrieved 2009-02-07.
  2. 1992 Wimbledon 1991 French Open Part 19 on YouTube
  3. HBO Guides, program schedules, 1975 to 1999