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Review of ‘A Necessary Spectacle’

A sensational 1973 tennis match is the centerpiece of Selena Roberts' book, A Necessary Spectacle: Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs and the Tennis Match That Leveled the Game, a smart review of King's career and the rise of women's sports during the past 40 years.

Roberts, a New York Times columnist, shows that King…

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