“It Is A Match Being Billed As An Epic Battle Of The Sexes. It Is Probably Something Less Than That.”

On International Women’s Day, here’s a 1973 John Chancellor report about the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which was hokey as a sporting event but used pitch-perfect hoopla on an Ali scale to become a huge national attraction. King triumphed in the Astrodome in straight sets: 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

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