After 55-year-old Bobby Riggs, a former World No. 1, declared that he could beat any female tennis player, he took on Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes." King prevailed in the winner-take-all-match, earning $100K—and respect for women's tennis— in a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 victory.
How did the Battle of the Sexes advance women's rights?
The star and subject of the upcoming film 'Battle of the Sexes' open up to Jon Wertheim about that famous tennis match, the film that portrays it, and how women's rights have advanced since Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in 1973.