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FLASHBACK - Billie Jean King Defeats Bobby Riggs

Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in straight sets to win the Battle of the Sexes and the $100,000 winner-take-all purse at Houston’s Astrodome on September 20th, 1973.

(Courtesy: ESPN/ABC Sports)

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Howie Mooney
Howie Mooney
Sep 21, 2023

I remember that King-Riggs match. There was a wrestling match feel to the whole thing. It was pretty grand compared to most tennis matches, that's for sure. King won it in three sets!!

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