Billie Jean King and the match that changed the world
And, more importantly, happy Battle of the Sexes anniversary eve! Tomorrow marks 50 years since the legendary Billie Jean King took down self-described male chauvinist Bobby Riggs in the monumental event, scoring a win on the court and a massive dub for women’s equality.
So, in honor of the milestone anniversary, co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz are spending today’s episode of The GIST of It breaking down how the match came to be, how it went down, and the impact on women’s tennis, and beyond. Let’s serve it up.