flarbuse: I understand that it was a big event at the time, but I find it to be rather meaningless. How does the world's second best female defeating a 55 year old man say anything about equality among the sexes, if that was to be the point? Odd.
So in 1973, there were a number of men who could have beaten Billie Jean King in a tennis match, and there were a number of men Billie Jean could have beaten in a tennis match. Every man falls into one of those two categories.
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