American Masters: Billie Jean King

American Masters: Billie Jean King

Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:00pm

Billie Jean King

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Tracks the incredible life of the single most important female athlete of the 20th century as her 70th birthday nears. To commemorate the 40th anniversaries of the Billie Jean King v. Bobby Riggs "The Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973, and the founding of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) by King on June 20 of that year, American Masters is profiling its first sports figure--and a massively influential one at that. American Masters: Billie Jean King airs Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

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