Philadelphia Freedom, Shine On Me

‘Cos I live and breathe this Philadelphia Freedom
From the day that I was born I’ve waved the flag…

It was touching ceremony tonight at the US Open, as the US Tennis Association honored Billie Jean King by re-dedicating their facility to bear her name.

King (nee Moffitt) was born on the west coast, but Elton’s song speaks to time of local ties, when King served as coach for the Philadelphia Freedoms tennis team.

And wouldn’tcha know it? The Freedoms are this year’s World Team Tennis Champions!

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