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King's silver case has runneth over for years, with a Grand Slam trophy haul including 12 titles in singles, 16 in doubles and 11 more in mixed doubles. But the longtime champion of gender equity issues can soon add yet another honor to her resume, when President Barack Obama awards King the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the country's highest honor for a civilian -- in an Aug. 12 ceremony.

Text: Bryan Armen Graham/SI.com
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