LAS VEGAS (CBS Las Vegas) — Could we soon be seeing this generation’s “Battle of the Sexes”?
Defending U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray admits in his BBC Sports column that he would like to take on Serena Williams in a tennis match.
“…I have been challenged by someone on Twitter to taking on Serena Williams. I’d be up for it, why not?” Murray wrote.
Murray continued: “I’ve never hit with her but she’s obviously an incredible player and I think people would be interested to see the men play against the women to see how the styles match up. … How about Las Vegas as a venue?”
Williams joked about Murray possibly regretting that decision.
“He wants to play me? Is he sure?” Williams said laughing while being questioned by reporters.
But Williams did leave open the possibility of facing Murray in an exhibition match.
“That would be fun. I doubt that I’d win a point, but that would be fun,” Williams said.
The original “Battle of the Sexes” took place in 1973 when Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs on national television, shocking the world.
Murray is seeking to become the first British player to capture the Wimbledon title since 1936 as Williams hopes to capture her sixth Wimbledon title.