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The match heard 'round the world

Updated: September 20, 2005, 11:53 AM ET
Associated Press

Editor's note: This story originally ran on Sept. 20, 2003, the day that marked the 30th anniversary of the historic Battle of the Sexes match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. On Wednesday, we are revisiting the event.

At first, Billie Jean King kept shooing Bobby Riggs away, essentially telling the tennis hustler to get lost. She had too many other things on her plate to be bothered with his hare-brained scheme.

But Riggs was persistent.

So everywhere ...

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