The Battle of the Sexes was a nationally televised tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, held at the in Houston, Texas, on September 20, 1973. Riggs was a master showman, sports hustler, and a 1940s tennis star who, for three years, had been the World No. 1. He challenged King to a match after beating another top female tennis player, Margaret Court.A master promoter of himself and of tennis, Riggs saw an opportunity in 1973 to make money and to elevate the popularity of a sport he loved. (source link...)
Taylor to coach Dombromyslova ahead of Bristow match
Phil Taylor has offered his services to Anastasia Dobromyslova ahead of her proposed showdown with Eric Bristow.
'The Power' is fresh off winning his 14th world title with a dominating 7-1 victory over Raymond van Barneveld.
Former world champion Eric Bristow has slated the decision by the Professional Darts Corporation to hand a wildcard to female player Anastasia Dobromyslova.
Russian Dobromyslova is the reigning BDO women's world champion and the PDC World Championships begin on Friday.