Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King: Tennis and the Battle of the Sexes

Those of you who are interested in women in sports and sports history might find “The Match Maker: Bobby Riggs, the Mafia and the Battle of the Sexes” interesting. A short overview of the piece and an interview with the reporter, Don Van Natta, Jr, can be found at NPR, “Was 1973 ‘Battle of the Sexes’ Tennis Match Thrown?“.

Additionally, you might consider watching Bloomer Girls Blog for issues of women in sports, womens’ sports, and women as sports fans. They haven’t posted on Van Natta’s piece yet, but if you’re interested in sports, you’ll enjoy their coverage.

EDIT:

Here’s a clip from PBS’s “Makers” series about the Battle of the Sexes.

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