The match that changed tennis historyTim Strawn
In 1973, Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs played a match of the sexes. Rigss was clearly a chauvinist and used every trick he could to intimidate King, but she wasn’t going to be fooled. She had nerves of steel, not to mention she was one tough competitor on the tennis court, as Riggs would find out the hard way. I remember watching this match on television with my mother and we were both rooting for BJK, and she didn’t disappoint. Check out a video recap of the match below.