"Battle of The Sexes," which hits theaters on Friday, recounts the match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. King defeated Riggs, but that wasn't the only time a woman won over a man in sports.
Emma Stone and Steve Carell play Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in this timely period dramedy.
They play tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Perhaps, as time goes by, as more pioneers break racial, sexual, gender, religious, ethnic, language, and other barriers, athletes' very being may one day have diminished political implications, but sport has always been and will forever have political consequences and possibilities.
Ninety million people worldwide watched me step onto the tennis court to defeat Bobby Riggs in the "Battle of Sexes" 41 years ago. Looking back, my victory was more than a point of athletic pride -- it was about social change, part of a growing movement that showed women were equal to men.
If it's true that great minds think alike, it may be equally true that minds a notch or two below great also think alike.
Billy Jean King is a great role model for a sustainable, holistic definition of success that includes more than money and power. She pursued greatness on the court in service of her ideals, not just to win
Honoring Billie Jean King, Human Rights Pioneer, on the 40th Anniversary of the "Battle of the Sexes"
King is one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and her advocacy for women's sports in the 1960s and 1970s revolutionized
"The sadness this time is that Billie Jean's win had been the blue-ribbon moment for women's sports. Schlocky and contrived
Makers is a term for all women, whether or not she calls herself a feminist, makes a home, works on a construction crew. She may be the first woman firefighter, first female brigadier general, or first woman orthodox rabbi.