General Robert Larimore (Bobby)
Riggs
Male
United States of America
1918-02-25
Los Angeles, United States of America
1995-10-25
Encinitas, Ca, United States of America


About

Among those in the tennis cognoscenti, Bobby Riggs is rated up near the top of the list of vastly under-rated champions. This master strategist from the United States secured three majors in singles, winning his own national championship twice at Forest Hills and capturing the Wimbledon singles crown once. He moved on to a distinguished career as a pro, taking the U.S. Pro Championships three times. But Riggs, who gained greater fame in his mid-50s when he faced Billie Jean King in the renowned “Battle of the Sexes,” was much greater than the sum of his achievements.



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Archive statistics 1933 - 1962
97
634
540


Tournament wins 1954 - US Pro Clay Courts (Professional)
1954 - Canadian Professional Championships (Professional)
1954 - Eastern States Professionals (Professional)
1953 - Florida Professional (Professional)
1949 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1947 - US Pro Indoors (Professional)
1947 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - US Pro Hardcourts (Professional)
1946 - US Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - Tennessee State Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - World Pro Challenge (Professional)
1946 - Pasadena Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - Desert Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - Santa Barbara Pro Invitational (Amateur)
1946 - New England Pro Championships (Professional)
1946 - Oklahoma Pros (Professional)
1946 - Indiana State Pros (Professional)
1946 - Pittsburgh Masters Pro (Professional)
1946 - Wentworth by the Sea (Professional)
1946 - Phoenix Professional (Professional)
1946 - White Mountain Pro Championship (Professional)
1946 - Cape Cod Pro Championships (Professional)
1945 - US Pro Hardcourts (Professional)
1941 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1941 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1941 - Tennessee Valley Invitation (Open)
1941 - Southeastern Florida (Amateur)
1941 - South Florida (Open)
1941 - Southern Championships (Open)
1941 - US Open (Grandslam)
1941 - Heart of America (Open)
1940 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1940 - Fox River Valley Championship (Open)
1940 - Western States Championships (Open)
1940 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1940 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1940 - Pacific Southwest Championships (Open)
1940 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1940 - River Oaks Tournament (WCT Circuit)
1940 - Miami (Open)
1940 - South Atlantic States Tournament (Amateur)
1940 - Pensacola (Open)
1940 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1940 - South Florida (Open)
1940 - US International Indoor Championships (Amateur)
1939 - Chicago Indoor (Amateur)
1939 - Western North Carolina Invitation (Amateur)
1939 - Tennessee Valley Invitation (Open)
1939 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1939 - US Open (Grandslam)
1939 - Wimbledon (Grandslam)
1939 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1939 - Pacific Coast Championship (Amateur)
1939 - Hot Springs Invitation Tournament (Open)
1939 - Bermuda Championships (Amateur)
1939 - Western Indoor Championship (Open)
1938 - Atlanta Invitation Tournament (Open)
1938 - Missouri Valley Championships (Open)
1938 - Miami (Open)
1938 - Longwood Bowl (Amateur)
1938 - Hotel Nautilus (Amateur)
1938 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1938 - Palm Beach Invitation (Amateur)
1938 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1938 - US Clay Courts (Open)
1938 - Illinois State Championship (Open)
1938 - Fox River Valley Championship (Open)
1938 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1938 - Dixie Championships (Amateur)
1938 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1937 - Huntingdon Invitational (Amateur)
1937 - Atlanta Round Robin (Amateur)
1937 - US Clay Courts (Open)
1937 - Hillcrest Invitational Tournament (Amateur)
1937 - Southampton Invitation (Long Island) (Amateur)
1937 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1937 - Fox River Valley Championship (Open)
1937 - New England Championship (Open)
1937 - Southern Championships (Open)
1937 - Colorado Championship (Amateur)
1937 - Seabright Invitational (Amateur)
1937 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1937 - Sugar Bowl (Open)
1937 - Eastern Grass Court Championships (Amateur)
1936 - Ambassador Hotel Invitation Tournament (Amateur)
1936 - Pennsylvania Clay Courts (Open)
1936 - Eastern Clay Court Championships (Open)
1936 - Southern California Championship (Open)
1936 - Dade County (Open)
1936 - Los Angeles Metropolitan (Open)
1936 - US Clay Courts (Open)
1936 - Cincinnati (ATP)
1936 - Missouri Valley Championships (Open)
1936 - Nassau Bowl (Amateur)
1936 - Newport Casino (Amateur)
1935 - Utah State Championships (Amateur)
1934 - Ohio Valley (Amateur)


Tournaments World Professional Tournament - 1962 World Professional Tournament - 1961 Tuscaloosa Professionals - 1960 World Professional Tournament - 1959 Southern Professionals - 1959 World Professional Tournament - 1958 World Professional Tournament - 1957 World Professional Tournament - 1955 US Pro Clay Courts - 1955 Eastern States Professionals - 1955 US Pro Hardcourts - 1955 Florida Professional - 1954 US Pro Clay Courts - 1954 Canadian Professional Championships - 1954 Eastern States Professionals - 1954 Florida Professional - 1953 Canadian Professional Championships - 1953 Wembley Professional Championships - 1953 Canadian Professional Championships - 1951 German Professional Championships - 1951 Copenhagen Pro - 1951 US Pro Championships - 1950 Philadelphia Pro Championships - 1950 London Indoor Professionals - 1950 US Pro Championships - 1949 World Professional Indoors - 1949 US Pro Championships - 1948 South America Pros - 1948 US Pro Championships - 1947 US Pro Indoors - 1947 Buffalo Pro Championships - 1947 Troy Pros - 1947 US Pro Championships - 1946 Richmond Professional Tournament - 1946 Southern Professionals - 1946 US Pro Hardcourts - 1946 Desert Pro Championships - 1946 Tucson Pro Indoors - 1946 Pasadena Pro Championships - 1946 Missouri Valley Pro - 1946 Tennessee State Pro Championships - 1946 New England Pro Championships - 1946 Middle States Pro Grass Courts - 1946 Cape Cod Pro Championships - 1946 White Mountain Pro Championship - 1946 Cotton States Pro Championships - 1946 Indiana State Pros - 1946 Phoenix Professional - 1946 Wentworth by the Sea - 1946 Smokey Mountain Pro Championships - 1946 Pittsburgh Masters Pro - 1946 Michigan Sate Pro Championships - 1946 Chicago Pro Championships - 1946 Oklahoma Pros - 1946 San Francisco Pros - 1946 Santa Barbara Pro Invitational - 1946 World Pro Challenge - 1946 US Pro Hardcourts - 1945 US Pro Championships - 1942 North and South Professional Tournament - 1942 US Open - 1941 Pacific Coast Championship - 1941 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1941 Seabright Invitational - 1941 Southern Championships - 1941 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1941 US Clay Courts - 1941 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1941 US International Indoor Championships - 1941 River Oaks Tournament - 1941 Dixie Championships - 1941 New Jersey State Championships - 1941 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1941 Florida West Coast - 1941 South Florida - 1941 Heart of America - 1941 University of Miami - 1941 Southeastern Florida - 1941 US Open - 1940 Illinois State Championship - 1940 Miami - 1940 Pacific Coast Championship - 1940 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1940 Seabright Invitational - 1940 South Atlantic States Tournament - 1940 Sugar Bowl - 1940 Cincinnati - 1940 US Clay Courts - 1940 Western States Championships - 1940 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1940 US International Indoor Championships - 1940 River Oaks Tournament - 1940 Dixie Championships - 1940 Fox River Valley Championship - 1940 Pensacola - 1940 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1940 Florida State Championship - 1940 South Florida - 1940 Heart of America - 1940 Wimbledon - 1939 Roland Garros - 1939 US Open - 1939 Bermuda Championships - 1939 Pacific Coast Championship - 1939 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1939 Seabright Invitational - 1939 Sugar Bowl - 1939 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1939 Queens Club Tournament - 1939 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1939 Hot Springs Invitation Tournament - 1939 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1939 Western Indoor Championship - 1939 Chicago Indoor - 1939 Western North Carolina Invitation - 1939 US Open - 1938 Illinois State Championship - 1938 Longwood Bowl - 1938 Miami-Biltmore Tournament - 1938 Miami - 1938 Missouri Valley Championships - 1938 Pacific Coast Championship - 1938 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1938 Seabright Invitational - 1938 Tennessee Valley Invitation - 1938 Cincinnati - 1938 US Clay Courts - 1938 Atlanta Invitation Tournament - 1938 River Oaks Tournament - 1938 Dixie Championships - 1938 Fox River Valley Championship - 1938 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1938 Palm Beach Invitation - 1938 Hotel Nautilus - 1938 US Open - 1937 Colorado Championship - 1937 New England Championship - 1937 Newport Casino - 1937 Pacific Coast Championship - 1937 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1937 Seabright Invitational - 1937 Southern California Championship - 1937 Southern Championships - 1937 Sugar Bowl - 1937 Cincinnati - 1937 US Clay Courts - 1937 Utah State Championships - 1937 Atlanta Invitation Tournament - 1937 River Oaks Tournament - 1937 Fox River Valley Championship - 1937 Hillcrest Invitational Tournament - 1937 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1937 Ojai Championships - 1937 Huntingdon Invitational - 1937 Atlanta Round Robin - 1937 US Open - 1936 Eastern Clay Court Championships - 1936 Longwood Bowl - 1936 Missouri Valley Championships - 1936 Nassau Bowl - 1936 Newport Casino - 1936 Eastern Grass Court Championships - 1936 Seabright Invitational - 1936 Southern California Championship - 1936 Spring Lake Invitation Tournament - 1936 Cincinnati - 1936 US Clay Courts - 1936 Ambassador Hotel Invitation Tournament - 1936 Pennsylvania Clay Courts - 1936 Southampton Invitation (Long Island) - 1936 US vs. France Exhibition #2 - 1936 Dade County - 1936 California Mid-Winter - 1936 Los Angeles Metropolitan - 1936 Pacific Coast Championship - 1935 Utah State Championships - 1935 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1935 Southern California Championship - 1934 Ohio Valley - 1934 Los Angeles County Championships - 1934 Pacific Southwest Championships - 1933

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