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Billie Jean King talks about being played by Emma Stone in ‘Battle of the Sexes’


The new film “Battle of the Sexes” dramatizes the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Now King herself joins TODAY to talk about the movie, which she says has both funny moments and tense ones. She says the real-life match was “so emotional,” pointing out that Title IX had been passed only the year before. She also says she “respected” Riggs: “He was one of my heroes.”