The Battle of the Sexes Part 3 – Social and Cultural Relevance

Tennis has had a number of figures involved in key social issues in the 20th and 21st century.  Arthur Ashe’s stance on both Civil Rights and the HIV/AIDS crisis come to mind along with Billie Jean King’s pursuit of equal prize money for women.  Venus Williams has been lauded as the successor to King’s drive…

The Battle of the Sexes Part 2 – Making Sense of the Mother’s Day Massacre

As mentioned previously, Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1 on Mother’s Day 1973.  Margaret Court won the Australian, French, and US Opens in singles and doubles in 1973.  Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in 1973.  Margaret Court had a career 2-1 head-to-head advantage over Billie Jean King.  Confused? Winning Really…