On this day in 1973, tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs faced off in the “Battle of the Sexes”
September 20, 2023
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On this day in 1973, tennis players Billie Jean King (29) and Bobby Riggs (55) faced off in the “Battle of the Sexes.” Riggs had claimed that he could trounce any woman in a tennis match – King proved him wrong, winning the match. The “battle” helped legitimize and promote women’s professional sports and female athletics. 🎾 🙋♀️ 🎾 🙋♀️ 🎾
Did you know? After the famous match, King and Riggs became friends and remained close until his death in 1995.