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  1. espnW -- Sports personalities recall where they were for 'Battle ...

    espnW.com

    From Chris Evert to Delia Ephron to Bud Collins, here are first-person accounts of "where they were" during the historic "Battle of the Sexes" match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  2. Video results for "battle of the sexes"

  3. 2013 Wimbledon -- Andy Murray says he'd be up for a match vs. Ser...

    Andy Murray says he would fancy a match against 16-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  4. Title IX -- Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match a resounding victo...

    Neil Amdur

    Billie Jean King's rout of Bobby Riggs in 1973's "Battle of the Sexes" scored a victory for women's sports that reverberates today.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  5. Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin trying to play before biggest tennis...

    Belgian tennis players Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin will seek to assemble the biggest tennis crowd ever when then play an exhibition match at the 40,000-capacity Baudouin Stadium on July 8.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2010
  6. Ashe, King propel tennis to new levels of awareness and popularit...

    Joel Drucker

    In 1968, amateurs and pros unified, boosting tennis into a new, unequivocal frontier. Joel Drucker looks back at the first decade of Open era tennis, from the "Love Double" to the "Battle of the sexes."

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2008
  7. Haas, Querrey, Harkleroad among field of 32 in unisex tournament

    Tommy Haas, Sam Querrey, Donald Young, Ashley Harkleroad and Alexandra Stevenson are among those entered in Sunday's inaugural Shotgun 21 World Championships, a tennis competition where men and women will play each other.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  8. Video clip shows father negotiating deal

    Richard Williams falsely represented himself as having authority to commit daughters Venus and Serena to play in a "Battle of the Sexes" match, a promoter suing them all testified.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2006
  9. Williams says promoter contacted her on cell phone

    Serena Williams told a jury Wednesday that she felt "harassed" and "violated" when one promoter of a "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match called her personal cell phone and repeatedly urged her to take part in the event.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2006
  10. Venus says she had no interest in playing event

    Venus Williams insists she never committed to play against men in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" event, and such a splashy exhibition did not interest her.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2006
  11. Venus Williams testifies in breach-of-contract case

    Tennis star Venus Williams testified Monday during a breach-of-contract case that her father was never her manager and had no authority to enter her into an agreement for a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" event.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2006
  12. Williams' father testifies in breach-of-contract case

    The father of Venus and Serena Williams testified Monday that he never served as their manager and had no authority to commit the tennis stars to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2006
  13. Court match between promoters, Williamses begins

    Opening statements began Friday in a lawsuit accusing tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams of reneging on a deal to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2006
  14. Suit against Williams sisters to be retried in late 2006

    A breach-of-contract lawsuit contending that tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams and their father reneged on promises to play in a 2001 "Battle of the Sexes" match won't be retried until late next year.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2005
  15. Lawsuit against Williams sisters ends in mistrial

    A judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a lawsuit by promoters claiming that Venus and Serena Williams reneged on a deal to play in a proposed 2001 "Battle of the Sexes."

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2005
  16. King: We need to work together

    Cynthia Faulkner

    The King vs. Riggs match crystallized the battle between the sexes being played out across the country.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2005
  17. The match heard 'round the world

    Think about the implications: A 55-year-old man against a 29-year-old woman, a showdown of the sexes at center court.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2005