"Billie Jean King" is profiled on American Masters on Tuesday, September 10th at 7 pm

Aug 27, 2013

The series’ first profile of a sports figure commemorates the 40th anniversaries of the famous Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs “The Battle of the Sexes” tennis match and the launch of the Women’s Tennis Association. King presents her own story, with perspective from Serena and Venus Williams, Hillary Clinton, Sir Elton John, Maria Sharapova, members of the Virginia Slims Circuit “Original 9” including Rosie Casals, Gloria Steinem, Chris Evert, Margaret Court, Bobby Riggs’ son Larry, family, friends, and many others.

"American Masters" airs on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

Billie Jean King bends down low to send the ball back over the net during the match with Bobby Riggs in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas on Sept. 20, 1973. Ms. King beat Riggs 6-4; 6-3; 6-3.