Billie Jean King’s victories, on and off the court
Published to CBS News on September 17, 2017
If you’re old enough to remember it, in 1973, you probably watched it: Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs — man vs. woman — a spectacle that captivated the nation.
More than 30,000 attended the match held in the Houston Astrodome. “I think they thought it was going to be a tennis match, so it was going to be sedate or something,” King said. “I knew it wasn’t going to be sedate!”