In tennis, "Battle of the Sexes" describes various exhibition matches played between a man and a woman, or a doubles match between two men and two women in one case.The term is most famously used for an internationally televised match in 1973 held at the Houston Astrodome between 55 year-old Bobby Riggs and 29 year-old Billie Jean King, which King won in three sets.
Battle of the Sexes. A courageous advocate for gender equality for women from a young age, Billie Jean King accepted a challenge to play a match against former number 1-ranked tennis player Bobby Riggs. In doing so, she launched her fight for parity into the worldwide limelight.
See more videos for Tennis Battle Of The Sexes
On September 20, 1973, in their “battle of the sexes,” tennis star Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3, at the Houston Astr...
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
On September 20, 1973, in a highly publicized “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match, top women’s player Billie Jean King, 29, beats Bobby Riggs, 55, a former No. 1 ranked men’s player.
More Tennis Battle Of The Sexes images
Battle of the Sexes, exhibition tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that took place on September 20, 1973, inside the Astrodome in Houston. The match was something of a spectacle as the in-her-prime King defeated the 55-year-old Riggs in three straight sets, but the event nevertheless was a significant moment in the second wave of the women’s movement that took place during the 1970s.
No tennis match was ever fraught with more symbolism than the September 20, 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” clash between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. As the very name of this one-off event ...
Here's the complete special intersexual matchup between creator Bobby Riggs and competitor Billie Jean King. John Newcombe, Dennis Ralston, Rafer Johnson, Cl...
"Battle of the Sexes" stars Emma Stone as what tennis player?
“Battle of the Sexes” stars Emma Stone as what tennis player? Which of these numerically named films is about Jackie Robinson? The 1986 movie “Hoosiers” centers on a basketball team in what state? In “Rudy,” at what university does Rudy get to play football?