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Snapped! Billie Jean King (and Emma Stone) at London premiere of ‘Battle of the Sexes’

It’s so fitting that Battle of the Sexes – the new movie about the legendary match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – would be opening up in London this weekend with the real BJK on hand alongside Emma Stone who plays her in the movie. In 1961,Billie Jean Moffit was still in high school when she made her first trip to England to play in Wimbledon. We left as the ladies doubles champ with Karen Hantze. It would be the first of a record 20 Wimbledon titles for BJK in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. The final year she played there in 1983 she was 39 and made it to the semifinals in singles and to the mixed doubles final.

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