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Tennis legend Billie Jean King in San Diego

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - She's one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and right now Billie Jean King is in San Diego to host the World Team Tennis Junior Nationals.

Sixteen co-ed junior teams from across the U.S. are competing for a national title at the Barnes Tennis Center.

King, who won 39 Grand Slam titles in her illustrious career, says she created the event to help young tennis players give their best, on and off the court.

"They're 15 to 18 years old, still a very impressionable age for them. And I want them, when they leave here, to hopefully have something that will help them the rest of their lives," she said.

King personally meets with all of the tennis players during the competition, which wraps up Thursday.

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