The Tennis Podcast

Battle of the Sexes - The Catherine Whitaker Review; Sexism and Attitudes To Sexual Orientation - Where Is Tennis Now?

Dec. 25, 2017

The 1973 Battle of the Sexes between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs was a landmark event in so many ways, and this cinematic telling of the story has been reviewed extensively in recent months. But not by Catherine Whitaker of The Tennis Podcast. Not until now. 

In this special edition podcast, Catherine gives her verdict on the film as a piece of entertainment, including her views on the performances of Emma Stone as Billie Jean King and Steve Carrell as Bobby Riggs.

Catherine and David Law also discuss sexism and attitudes to sexual orientation in tennis, how far we have come, and how far we still have to go.

The Tennis Podcast is presented by broadcasters Catherine Whitaker (Eurosport, BBC 5 Live) and David Law (BBC 5 Live, BT Sport). It is produced weekly throughout the year, and daily at the Grand Slam tournaments, in association with Telegraph Sport and Eurosport.

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