Bobby Riggs

Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion Bobby Riggs Full Name: Bobby Riggs [Robert Riggs]
Nationality:

American

Profession: Tennis Player and Three-Time Major Champion
Why Famous: The World No. 1 for three years, he won three major tournaments.

Riggs is best known though for competing against Billie Jean King in "The Battle of the Sexes" match.

Born: February 25, 1918
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Died: October 25, 1995 (aged 77)
Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

Historical Events in the Life of Bobby Riggs

  • 1939-06-17 44th Men's French Championships: Don McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (7-5, 6-0, 6-3)
  • 1939-07-08 59th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Bobby Riggs beats E Cooke (2-6 8-6 3-6 6-3 6-2)
  • 1939-09-17 59th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Welby van Horn (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 1940-09-09 60th U.S. Men's National Championship: Donald McNeill beats Bobby Riggs (4-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, 7-5)
  • 1941-09-07 61st U.S. Men's National Championship: Bobby Riggs beats Frank Kovacs (5-7, 6-1, 6-3, 6-3)
  • 1941-11-26 Amateur tennis champ Bobby Riggs turns pro
  • 1973-05-13 Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith Court in Mother's Day match in Calif
  • 1973-09-20 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match

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