40 years later, Renée Richards' breakthrough is as important as ever tennis-playing doctor who moved west after having a sex change. the governing bodies of tennis,” Richards wrote in. Quickly. Long before Caitlyn Jenner, Renée Richards raised questions of gender identity by suing to play at the 1977 U.S. Open after undergoing sex-reassignment surgery.Author: Jon Wertheim.
May 29, 2015 · Former tennis star Renée Richards, 80, reflects on life as ‘transexual’ woman More than three decades after putting down her tennis racket, Renee Richards poses for a portrait on the Author: Nicole Hensley. Feb 01, 2007 · BEFORE Dr. Renée Richards had a sex-change operation, when she was an up-and-coming eye doctor and one of the top-ranked amateur tennis players in the East, she could be, by her own estimation Author: JOYCE WADLER.
Richards, who was born Richard Raskind, had managed to create a new life for herself as a woman after a sex change operation in 1975 but a year later made a decision that was to have an even Author: Belinda Goldsmith.