by Amy Rosewater, Special for USA TODAY Sports

(“If people are really overwhelmed by what a great athlete Mo’ne is, and she is a great athlete, they are not seeing the many women out there who are also great athletes,” said Nancy Hogshead-Makar, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer and women’s sports advocate as CEO of Champion Women. “

Billie Jean King burst out of her place when she beat Bobby Riggs but she was playing just as exceptionally when she played against women. What Mo’ne did was truly extraordinary, but it’s important to recognize that women are not only valuable when they play in a men’s league.”) 

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