Fed Cup Now Billie Jean King Cup

SinneGOAT

Professional
I personally think it’s neither good or bad, I didn’t see a problem with the original and I don’t see a problem with the new one.
 
I don't like anything named after people, including streets, airports, schools etc. When the political winds change, it becomes an issue.

But Davis Cup was named after Dwight Davis, so makes sense to change Fed Cup's name too.
Davis Cup is named after its founder. Instead of featuring BJK in yet another name - like she needs any more recognition at this point - it would've been much better to honor the woman who was pivotal in establishing the women's DC counterpart, Mary Hare. But of course they'd rather stroke the old icon's fat ego.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Davis Cup is named after its founder. Instead of featuring BJK in yet another name - like she needs any more recognition at this point - it would've been much better to honor the woman who was pivotal in establishing the women's DC counterpart, Mary Hare. But of course they'd rather stroke the old icon's fat ego.
Yeah BJK is over-represented everywhere. There is this clique of Evert-Austin-Shriver which seems to dominate commentary and ideas and frankly they look old and need to replaced with younger faces.

That is why I said I am opposed to naming anything after people, and erecting statues and monuments for them. It becomes a political tug-of-war after some time.

Female Cup would have been enough but people like @r2473 will make bad jokes
 

taster

New User
Yeah BJK is over-represented everywhere. There is this clique of Evert-Austin-Shriver which seems to dominate commentary and ideas and frankly they look old and need to replaced with younger faces.

That is why I said I am opposed to naming anything after people, and erecting statues and monuments for them. It becomes a political tug-of-war after some time.

Female Cup would have been enough but people like @r2473 will make bad jokes
Good points, and in fact these kind of naming of events etc are almost controversial from the start, these days
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Davis Cup is named after its founder. Instead of featuring BJK in yet another name - like she needs any more recognition at this point - it would've been much better to honor the woman who was pivotal in establishing the women's DC counterpart, Mary Hare. But of course they'd rather stroke the old icon's fat ego.
Yes, BJK does not need more recognition. Hare should have been the one recognized for actually establishing the event, but yes, this seems like another attempt to give BJK some permanent (or one would think) title/forced accolade. There are other trailblazing female tennis players. The PTB should you know...look at a list, or something.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
Yeah BJK is over-represented everywhere. There is this clique of Evert-Austin-Shriver which seems to dominate commentary and ideas and frankly they look old and need to replaced
Yes--and their views usually lean hard toward players who remind them of themselves, as if tennis needs more of that.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Yes, BJK does not need more recognition. Hare should have been the one recognized for actually establishing the event, but yes, this seems like another attempt to give BJK some permanent (or one would think) title/forced accolade. There are other trailblazing female tennis players. The PTB should you know...look at a list, or something.
Althea's bust has already been installed at the Open. It is not that other females have been forgotten.

King's association with the Fed Cup goes back to its founding, when she was a member of the U.S. team that won the inaugural tournament in 1963 at Queen's Club in London.

King, as a player and coach, won the Fed Cup trophy 10 times -- a record for an individual.
 

THUNDERVOLLEY

G.O.A.T.
It is not that. It is a generational clique.

All 3 have been exceptional supporters of the Williams sisters, for example.
Austin has a history of saying awful things about the Williams sisters, particularly about their reaction to their sister's murder. To Austin, there was a point when the only thing coming out of her mouth with any positivity was directed at Capriati, Davenport, Lisa Raymond and anyone not named Williams.

Shriver has a history of flip-flopping about Serena, at one point cenebrating her, and in other periods criticizing anything she could think of.
 
I personally think it’s neither good or bad, I didn’t see a problem with the original and I don’t see a problem with the new one.
It's just more virtue signaling from the USTA. Is there anything else they can think of to bring Bille Jean King's name up?
How about naming the hot dogs that you buy at the Billie Jean King tennis center Billie Jean King dogs?
How about a giant animatronic statue of Billie Jean King welcoming people to "Billie Jean King Land" as they enter the grounds at the US Open?
And then open the "Billie Jean World" tennis center in Florida where actors in Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King costumes run around the grounds
before Billy pushes the old wheezing Riggs over and poses for pictures, a foot on his prostrate body, to signal superiority so one misses
the point.
 
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Deleted member 770618

Guest
Hopefully this will inspire the top US women to play Fed Cup regularly.
 
I condemn this decision because I just can't stand the name of a person being attached to yet another tournament, who wants to deteriorate the men's tennis quality by pushing BO3 at majors, just because her agenda of "men and women both play equal tennis quality and deserve equal money" can be fulfilled.
The saddest thing about modern feminism is that it's turned into a big hypocrisy and all their agendas are intended to put the men down and eventually enslave them. They want to make women as carbon copies of men, and thus destroying the very core personality of women as well.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
who wants to deteriorate the men's tennis quality by pushing BO3 at majors, just because her agenda of "men and women both play equal tennis quality and deserve equal money" can be fulfilled.
Women are already paid equally at majors even though they play only best of three.
Why does Billy care whether men play three or five? She needs to just stay in her lane.
 
Women are already paid equally at majors even though they play only best of three.
Why does Billy care whether men play three or five? She needs to just stay in her lane.
Still she does. To silence the very relevant question of women bo3 vs men bo5, she wants to destroy men's tour by propagating bo3 there.
Its like for proving my bamboo frame structure is better than your Eiffel tower, I'll run a propaganda and bulldoze your structure down to my level.
That's the thing BJK wants
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
The Fed Cup was to remain the Fed Cup. I don't understand why anyone saw the need to change the established name.
 

zagor

Bionic Poster
I think all slams should be renamed to BJK Opens and main courts to BJK court #1, #2 etc.

It would be considered a small but necessary stop forward.
 
Billie Jean King is a leftist figure who doesn’t believe in free speech, religious freedom, or individual liberty. She supports a movement that pushes anti white hate and seeks persecution of those who don’t bow down to groups they have legitimate issues with. Billie Jean King is anti white herself as she never speaks about issues facing the white community,
including the black on white violence which has plagued our cities around the world for 100 years. Her feminist agenda often takes on an anti male tone. BJK isn’t empowering woman; she is leading them astray.

the ITF seems to be a globalist and elite organization that does everything to push a narrative at the expense of players and the tennis community.
 
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