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Friday, July 24, 2009

Flying with Billy Jean King

Billie Jean King

Bobby Riggs already had beaten No. 1-ranked Margaret Court when the 55-year-old challenged King to the so-called "Battle of the Sexes" in 1973. Riggs arrived at the Astrodome in Houston riding in a rickshaw drawn by several scantily clad models. He left with much less fanfare, the recipient of a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 loss courtesy of King.

I remember hearing about this event. I do not think anyone really knew what to say when it was over except the women, of course.

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