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'Battle Of The Sexes' Gives Audiences A Window Into How Tennis Used To Be Played

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Emma Stone, left, and Steve Carell in a scene from "Battle of the Sexes." The story of the early days of the tour and King's fight for equal prize money is chronicled in the movie. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP, File)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Emma Stone, left, and Steve Carell in a scene from "Battle of the Sexes." The story of the early days of the tour and King's fight for equal prize money is chronicled in the movie. (Melinda Sue Gordon/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP, File)

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The new film “Battle of the Sexes” is about the famed 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. Since then, the sport of tennis has changed considerably; for example, wooden rackets are a thing of the past.

Kaitlyn Christian is a tennis pro who appears in the film, and also was the tennis double for Emma Stone, who plays Billie Jean King in the film. Christian talks with  Here & Now‘s Robin Young about what it was like to learn how to play ’70s-style tennis.

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