Billie Jean King http://wlrn.org en Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis http://wlrn.org/post/pioneer-billie-jean-king-moved-baseline-womens-tennis Women's tennis champion Billie Jean King is best remembered for her 1973 exhibition match, known as "The Battle of the Sexes," with self-proclaimed male chauvinist Bobby Riggs. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:30:00 +0000 editor 20515 at http://wlrn.org Pioneer Billie Jean King Moved The Baseline For Women's Tennis Did A Florida Mob Boss Rig The 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match? http://wlrn.org/post/did-florida-mob-boss-rig-1973-battle-sexes-tennis-match <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," is an iconic moment in sports history.&nbsp; King beat Riggs at the height of the feminist movement, proving that women could beat men in a test of physical ability, at a time when women could not even obtain a credit card without a man’s signature.&nbsp;</span></p><p>For years, though, speculation has been that Riggs threw the match. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:05:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 20342 at http://wlrn.org Did A Florida Mob Boss Rig The 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match?