Iconic Billie Blue jacket up for grabs in 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge final12/11/2023 11:57
Designed by official apparel partner Tory Burch, the jackets will be presented to the World Champions along with the famous trophy and record $2.4 million prize money
Sunday 12 November will see either Canada or Italy crowned World Champions as the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge concludes. For the second year in a row, the successful team will be presented with a special edition ‘Billie Blue’ jacket designed by tournament official apparel partner, Tory Burch.
The design, unveiled before last year’s final in Glasgow, uses the iconic “Billie Blue” that Billie Jean King wore memorably throughout her career, including in her famous Battle of the Sexes match.
The triumphant team will be presented with the jackets in addition to the famous Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge trophy, and a record $2.4 million winners’ cheque.
The jackets include a message from Billie Jean King herself embroidered into the inside of the jacket, which reads: “Congratulations on winning the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup! As a member of the first winning team at the Federation Cup in 1963, I dreamed of sharing this title with women like you. Tory Burch shares my passion for tennis and women’s empowerment. We designed the champion’s Billie Blue jacket to symbolise your incredible win and how far women have come in sports. Together, we can make equality a reality.”
Both the Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals and Junior Finals are taking place in Andalucia as part of a wider agreement between the ITF and the Region of Andalucia, which will also see the Davis Cup Final 8 take place in Malaga (21-26 November). The Junior Davis Cup also took place in Córdoba last week, with Czechia clinching the title.