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It stars Emma Stone as King, whose victory in the match legitimized women's tennis in the eyes of millions, and Steve Carell as the braggadocio Riggs, a gregarious self-promoter who relished being back in the spotlight at the age of For those who weren't alive when the match took place, nearly 50 years ago, it's hard to understand the magnitude of the event and just how significant King's victory was for women's equality, both inside and outside the sports world.

Play of the battle sexes

Play of the battle sexes

Play of the battle sexes

Billie Jean was part of the Original 9, which formed the Virginia Slims Series, created because the women wanted to end inequality of pay between male and female victors. The article also quotes Riggs' son who claims his father felt he had made a terrible mistake and was depressed for six months following the match. This didn't go over well with the women's tennis community. After the match, Pancho Segura declared that Riggs was only the third best senior player, behind himself and Gardnar Mulloy , and he challenged King to another match.

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Play of the battle sexes

Play of the battle sexes

Play of the battle sexes

Play of the battle sexes

In early , Helen Wills played a series of matches against men. Cuthbert 'Ted' Tinling Elisabeth Shue In May , the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill , who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler , or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. King refused.

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