It was like there was an elephant in the room; on one hand it was this amazing experience.
Hopefully, the LGBT community here in Russia knows that they’re not alone and we’ll learn from them.” What is your favorite Billie Jean King moment?
Today the world's leading women compete in 33 countries for more than 0m in prize money.
Maria Sharapova is the world's best-paid female athlete, with annual earnings estimated at m (about £18.5m), while Serena Williams and Victoria Azarenka last year became the first women to pocket more than m (£4.5m) in prize money in a season.
Mr Shaw told ESPN he overheard Frank Ragano, a renowned mob attorney, discussing the match-fixing plan with the crime bosses Santo Trafficante Jr and Carlos Marcello one night at his golf club. "Riggs had assured him that the fix would be in - he would beat Margaret Court and then he would go 'in the tank' against King".
Mr Shaw said the mobsters made clear Riggs wanted his substantial gambling debts with them paid off in return for throwing the game, which would allow them to confidently place a lucrative bet.