VIDEO: Watch Jason Biggs & Rainn Wilson Team Up at US OPEN
As part of its ongoing celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the WTA, of equal prize money for women and men at the US Open, and for the historic win by Billie Jean King over Bobby Riggs, this year's US OPEN held a "Battle of the Sexes" doubles match featuring actors Rainn Wilson and Jason Biggs taking on tennis greats Chris Evert and Monica Seles. The match was broadcast live on Tennis Channel. Check out highlights below!
Prior to the doubles match, the USTA Chairman of the Board and President Dave Haggerty were joined by Billie Jean King, and WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster to look back at the historic year of 1973, a year that brought radical change to the sports world and the sport of tennis. The formation of the WTA, led by Billie Jean King, gave woman a voice for the first time in their sport.
Wilson, best known for his role in the hit TV series "The Office," currently starring in "Orange is the Black," Biggs, and is known for his role in the "American Pie" trilogy. Evert and Seles, were joined by the Today Show's Al Roker, who served as chair umpire for this fun exhibition that put a contemporary spin on the King-Riggs classic.