A Letter From The Publisher, Sep. 10, 1973

The antics of Bobby Riggs, this week's cover subject, are so much more theatrical than athletic that we assigned TIME'S Show Business correspondent, Roland Flamini, to cover Riggs in Los Angeles. "For six hilarious, mind-boggling days," Flamini says, "I followed him around as he wallowed in the limelight and hustled games on the Beverly Hills tennis circuit. During that time he was so blatantly male chauvinistic that I began to suspect that he was really the Women's Liberation movement's secret weapon."

Riggs' own secret weapon is his mouth, and Flamini reports that it...

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