Bobby Riggs


Born: 2/25/1918 in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, USA
Died: 10/25/1995
Age: 77
Cause of death: prostate cancer

Full name: Robert Larimore Riggs
Noted For: tennis player; won three championships (1938-41), retired (1951). Claimed any half-decent male player could defeat the best female players. In two "battle of the sexes" matches, beat Margaret Smith Court (1973) but lost to Bille Jean King (1973).

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