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Game, Set, Match
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While King did not single-handedly cause the revolution in women's sports, she quickly became one of its most enduring symbols, as did Title IX, a federal law that was initially passed in 1972 to attack sex discrimination in educational institutions but had its greatest impact by opening opportunities for women in sports. King's place in tennis history is secure, and now, with ###Game, Set, Match#, she can take her rightful place as a key player in the history of feminism as well. By linking the stories of King and Title IX, Ware explains why women's sports took off in the 1970s and demonstrates how giving women a sporting chance has permanently changed American life on and off the playing field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Prologue: The Battle of the Sexes
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. 1. The Making of a Sports Icon
  2. pp. 15-42
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  1. 2. In the Meantime: The Early Days of Title IX
  2. pp. 43-74
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  1. 3 Billie Jean King, Inc.: womenSports, the Women's Sports Foundation, and World Team Tennis
  2. pp. 75-116
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  1. 4. Before the Sports Bra: A Short History of Women’s Sports through the 1970s
  2. pp. 117-146
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  1. 5. The Feminist Moment That Wasn’t
  2. pp. 147-178
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  1. 6. The Perils of Celebrity and Sexuality: The Outing of Billie Jean King
  2. pp. 179-206
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  1. Epilogue: The Incomplete Revolution
  2. pp. 207-214
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 215-268
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 269-272
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 273-282
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