Margaret Court vs. Bobby Riggs Tennis Match (Mother's Day Massacre)

In the first heavily publicized match played between a well-known male and female tennis player, the historic "Mother's Day Massacre" between Margaret Court and Bobby Riggs was played on Mother's Day, May 13, 1973. Riggs defeated Court handedly (6-2, 6-1), hence the match's nickname. This video features highlights of the Margaret Court vs. Bobby Riggs match, in addition to each player being announced before the match, at which point Bobby Riggs walks onto the court and gives Margaret a bouquet of Mother's Day flowers. Various celebrities are also shown, including John Wayne and O.J. Simpson. Related Article: Battle of the Sexes: History vs. Hollywood

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