|Born:||25 February, 1918|
|Birthplace:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in|
|Turned pro:||Turned pro|
|Career prize money:||US|
|Highest Ranking:||No. 1 (1946)|
|Grand Slam results|
|US Open:||W (1939, 1941)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Last updated on: 17 August, 2011.|
Robert Larimore "Bobby" Riggs was a professional American tennis player born in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1918.
After being mostly forgotten for many years, he gained far more fame in 1973 at the age of 55 by challenge matches against two of the top female players in the world.
Riggs was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1967.
He began playing tennis seriously by age 11 and was coached in his early years at tennis by two women, Dr Esther Bartosh and the coach Eleanor Tennant. As an amateur, he helped the USA win the Davis Cup in 1938, then won the Wimbledon and US singles in 1939. After winning the US singles again in 1941, he turned professional and played for another 10 years.