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The match reached a staggering global audience of 90 million people, and is widely credited with raising the profile of women’s tennis.
But change was in the air — in the same year (and the starting point for this film) the major female players, with King front and centre, left the male-dominated International Tennis Federation to form the Women’s Tennis Association.
Tickets: General Admission .00 Admission On the Coastal Eye Care Screen Battle of the Sexes – (2017. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles.
Sarah Silverman’s character, Gladys Heldman, did indeed arrange the Virginia Slims tour.
Here’s what the movie got right about the historic game that made King an icon — and what the filmmakers exaggerated.
Once a tennis champ himself, Kramer (Bill Pullman) was running the Pacific Southwest Tennis Tournament in 1970.
A light, funny, blissfully entertaining flick about heavy, sadly still relevant themes.
The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a spectacle made for Hollywood.
The movie details both the on-court drama and the behind-the-scenes turmoil affecting the two tennis legends.