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Name: Renee Richards  
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Date of Birth: 19th August 1934
Place of Birth: New York, New York, USA
Profession: Writer
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Renee Richards (born Richard Raskind 1934) is a physician and professional tennis player. In 1975 she underwent sex reassignment surgery, and in 1976 the United States Tennis Association denied her entrance into the U.S. Open. She challenged the ban, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of her in 1977.

In 1986 she published her autobiography Second Serve, which was made into a TV-movie starring Vanessa Redgrave as Raskind/Richards.

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