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On 50th anniversary of Billie Jean King's 'Battle of the Sexes' win, a push to honor her in Congress

  • Billie Jean King, a tennis Hall of Famer and activist, is set to become the first female individual athlete to receive the Congressional Gold Medal on the 50th anniversary of her match against Bobby Riggs. This historic match, also known as the "Battle of the Sexes," was a pivotal moment for women's equality.
  • King's victory in the "Battle of the Sexes" not only showcased her skills on the tennis court but also symbolized a significant step forward in the fight for gender equality. The match, watched by an estimated 90 million people, highlighted the importance of leveling the playing field in sports and society.
  • Through her tireless efforts as a role model, advocate, and driving force behind the women's pro tour and equal prize money, King has paved the way for progress in women's rights. While there is still work to be done, King's achievements serve as a reminder that change can be achieved through dedication and advocacy.
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