Billie Jean King (Pic: David Shankbone)

Lesbian tennis legends Billie Jean King, who was honoured by Barack Obama this week, has corrected the President’s facts about her career.

Speaking at the White House ceremony on Wednesday, in which she was awarded a United States Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday, Obama said that King had won “12 Grand Slam titles.”

Speaking afterwards with Politico, King light-heartedly noted that the President’s information was incorrect.

“They didn’t get any of my facts right. Did you see all the – how many titles I won? I was cracking up. Not even in the ballpark…I thought it was adorable. Who cares? Well the Grand Slam’s at 39 not at 12. That’s not what’s important…Like, just move on, get off the tennis stuff. Tennis was a platform,” he said.

During her career, King won 12 Grand Slam singles titles, 16 Grand Slam women’s doubles titles, and 11 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.

She dominated women’s tennis for nearly two decades and became one of the first openly lesbian major sports figures in America when she came out in 1981.

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