Girl’s Night

Originally posted on Little Bits of History:
The Battle of the Sexes Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs September 20, 1973: Two tennis greats meet in the Houston Astrodome in Texas. Robert Larimore Riggs was born in 1918 and took up the game when he was eleven. He became a tennis star in the 1930s…

movieDate: september 20, 1973

Originally posted on movieLuv:
(Note: our light posting lately is due to a family illness.)  ON THIS DAY in 1973, at the Houston Astrodome, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match. This event was dramatized in the 2001 film, WHEN BILLIE BEAT BOBBY, starring Holly Hunter and Ron Silver.…

Back surgery likely to put Murray out for season

Originally posted on The Grandstand:
Andy Murray will undergo reportedly “minor” surgery on his ailing back and he is expected to miss the rest of the 2013 season. Murray, previously scheduled to return next week in Bangkok, has an outside chance of coming back for the World Tour Finals in London. “Next week Andy is…

Scotland could have its own team at Rio 2016 Olympics

Originally posted on OlympicTalk:
Imagine if Andy Murray won Olympic gold at Wimbledon last year … for Scotland. Scotland could vote for its independence next September. If it does, it will take steps to establish its own Olympic team for Rio de Janeiro in 2016. “We’re comfortable and assured Scotland will have its own Olympic and Paralympic…

An Evolution: From King of the Clay to King of Tennis History

Originally posted on Toland On Sports:
Photo Credit: Google ImagesRafael Nadal beat Novak Djokovic to capture his second U.S. Open title, the 13th major of his career He’s a 27-year-old Spaniard from the small island of Majorca, Spain, part of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea. He owns a 644-125 (83.75%) career record…

The Lighter Side of Tennis 2013

Dimitrov: He’s Got the Kavorka  One might say that Grigor Dimitrov has the lure of the animal based on both his recent relationship with Serena Williams and his current relationship with Maria Sharapova.  I would not be shocked to see a Bulgarian Orthodox priest helping Dimitov shed this problem to help his tennis ranking rise….