King, who previously had rejected challenges from Riggs, then accepted a lucrative financial offer to play him. At the Australian Open, King defeated year-old Evonne Goolagong in the second round 6—3, 6—1 and Ann Haydon-Jones in a three-set semifinal before losing to Margaret Court in a straight-sets final. Billie Jean King with her husband Larry King, is shown speaking to newsmen after the palimony lawsuit trial filed by King's former secretary, Marilyn Barnett. I hit some great shots but they just kept coming back at me. During the Federation Cup competition, King hinted at retirement from future major singles competitions and said that she was "sick and tired of continued surgery" in trying to get fit enough for those events.
I couldn't get a closet deep enough.
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It gives you a leg up every time. The match was something of a spectacle as the in-her-prime King defeated the year-old Riggs in three straight sets, but the event nevertheless was a significant moment…. Retrieved February 8, Internet URLs are the best. Steffi Graf 4—3—3—3—3 —