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4 Facts About the Battle of the Sexes

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The Battle of the Sexes were three notable tennis matches between a man and a woman.

Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

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The first match was between Bobby Riggs and Margaret Court, over the best of three sets.

Robert Larimore Riggs was an American tennis player who was the World No. 1 or the World co-No. 1 player for three years, first as an amateur in 1939, then as a professional in 1946 and 1947.

Margaret Court AO MBE, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired world No. 1 professional tennis player.

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The second was a nationally televised match between Riggs and Billie Jean King, over the best of five sets.

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The final match was between Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova, over the best of three sets and hybrid rules favoring the female player, dubbed The Battle of Champions.

James Scott "Jimmy" Connors is an American former world No. 1 tennis player, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport.

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