About Bobby Riggs Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Bobby Riggs was a professional tennis player who was hailed as the World No.1 as both an amateur and a professional. Born as Robert Larimore Riggs on February 25, 1918, he hails from Los Angeles and started showing potential as a table tennis player. He began playing tennis at the age of eleven years and by that time, he started practicing speed and control in his playing style. He played junior tennis and became a champion in several of tournaments including the U.S. Clay Court Championship when he was 18.
He then advanced to have his amateur tennis career and had bagged wins in the Davis Cup and the French Championships. He and Alice Marble won the Wimbledon Mixed Doubles title in 1940. He started playing professionally in the 1941 season. That year, he defeated Frank Kovcas in the U.S. Championship. Prior to that win, he also won over Welby Van Hom in that same tournament. His third grand slam win in his entire career was in the Wimbledon in 1939 where he beat Elwood Cooke. One of his memorable games was against Billie Kean King which was termed as the “Battle of the Sexes”.
In 1940, he earned the runner-up place to Don McNeill in the U.S. Championships. He logged 24 wins and 22 losses with one tied match in his entire career.
Collect the memorabilia of the greatest tennis players in history starting with autographed tennis shadowboxes and Bobby Riggs autographed tennis racquets. Also include in your collection autographed tennis collages and autographed tennis balls.