Casals far more than King's sidekick

Updated: March 3, 2009, 3:33 PM ET
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

"There are always two parties: the establishment and the movement."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A dream, a passion, a skill. These three Rosie Casals possessed.

Then history intervened.

"Tennis was all I ever wanted," said the 60-year-old Casals, an inductee into the International Tennis Hall of Fame who reached a career-high ranking of No. 3 in the world in 1970. "In my little world, I wanted to be a tennis player. Even though there wasn't money ...

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