On this day in , Billie Jean King won the “Battle of the Sexes” over Bobbie Riggs before a worldwide audience of 90 million. Bobby Riggs. Battle of the Sexes Billie Jean King victorious with trophy after winning match vs Bobby Riggs. Editorial use only. Billy Jean King raises her hands in triumph after. On this day in , Billie Jean King won the "Battle of the Sexes" over Bobbie Riggs before a worldwide audience of 90 million. Bobby Riggs.
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Battle of the Sexes Billie Jean King victorious with trophy after winning match vs Bobby Riggs. Editorial use only. Billy Jean King raises her hands in triumph after. In Battle of the Sexes, a film that feels as important as it is engaging in its look back at the famous Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs tennis match. Billie Jean King holds her trophy high after beating Bobby Riggs in their $, winner-take-all 'Battle of the Sexes' tennis match.
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I'm a woman specialist now. Embracing the spectacle, King entered teh playing court on trophy gold litter carried by four shirtless members of the Rice University track team, while Riggs arrived via rickshaw, flocked by his bevy of "Bobby's bosom buddies. While the carnival-like atmosphere continued in batt,e stands, Trophy got down to business battle the court. After falling behind early, she broke Riggs's serve to pull even, and then continued her onslaught from the baseline.
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Comments Oct 28, Sep 27, Sep 24, Sep 23, Sep 22, Sep 21, I registered but it says I"m unrated? Also isn't it suppose to be female vs male? Daily Tournaments. But that was the extent of their relationship. The two months leading up to the match versus Riggs were excruciating for King, who kept up her commitment to play on the WTA, the new women's tennis circuit she had helped found a few years earlier.
She could only train for the "Battle of the Sexes" in her spare time. Weeks before the match, all the extra exertion took its toll: She fell ill with the flu and was forced with withdraw from a WTA tournament. On the day of the match, King faced yet another hurdle before even taking the court: That afternoon she had an interview with television commentator Frank Gifford, who asked if she considered herself a feminist.
If I had said I was a feminist, it would have been over," King explains. A lot of women hated it too. Semantics are powerful. I wanted to say something that represented my values but not lose everybody in the process. Still, if you watch the tape I'm talking softly. I didn't yet have my voice. I felt like I was on a tightrope. As she tells it, the reason King had not yet found her voice is that her life was "so off-balance.
In a pivotal scene in the movie, in fact, Barnett visits King in the locker room just minutes before her match with Riggs and gives her a haircut. In reality, King says the haircut did happen, but not then—it took place before she left Los Angeles for Houston. They were good people, but they were homophobic," King explains. I was suffering so much. Thirty-two thousand, four hundred and seventy-two people turned up to the Houston Astrodome to see the "Battle of the Sexes"—a crowd that remained the largest on record for a tennis match until Four bare-chested men dressed as Roman slaves carried King onto the court that night something she found funny, she says.
Riggs followed in a rickshaw pulled by half-naked models. King says she was too nervous to look up to the rafters and take in the crowd.
She knew her parents were there, which made it a meaningful match regardless of who she was playing: Her father, Bill Moffitt, was a Long Beach firefighter who rarely left his post; he and King's mother, Betty, typically only watched matches she played in Los Angeles. They traveled to Wimbledon just once in the 21 years King competed there. King walked to the baseline in a white and blue outfit she helped design, and blue tennis shoes.
The ensemble is now on display at the Smithsonian. Riggs wore tennis shorts and a polo shirt, and began the match wearing a bright yellow and red jacket that advertised Sugar Daddy. King says she wasn't wearing any endorsements because she wasn't offered any. She still remembers how Time magazine put Riggs on its cover a week before the match…without her. King fell behind in the first set four games to two.