Renée Richards

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Renée Richards (born August 19, 1934) is an American ophthalmologist and former tennis player who had some success on the professional circuit in the 1970s, and became widely known following male-to-female sex reassignment surgery, when she fought to compete as a woman in the 1976 US Open.The United States Tennis Association began that year requiring genetic screening for female players. She challenged that policy, and the New York Supreme Court ruled in her favor, a landmark case in transgender rights. As one of the first professional athletes to identify as transgender, she became a spokesperson for transgender people in sports. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Renée Richards has received more than 907,888 page views. Their biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Renée Richards is the 222nd most popular tennis player, the 7,729th most popular biography from United States and the 47th most popular American Tennis Player.

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Among tennis players, Renée Richards ranks 222 out of 1,148Before them are Malcolm Whitman, Petra Kvitová, Angelique Kerber, Víctor Pecci, Pat Cash, and Don McNeill. After them are Gastón Gaudio, Marc Rosset, Edith Hannam, Lew Hoad, Françoise Dürr, and Mervyn Rose.

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Among people born in 1934, Renée Richards ranks 360Before them are Piers Anthony, Roy Kinnear, Leon Rotman, Gérard Latortue, King Curtis, and Willard Scott. After them are Ray Wilson, Ayla Erduran, Hilla Limann, Florence Henderson, Lew Hoad, and Martín Pando.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Renée Richards ranks 7,729 out of 15,968Before them are Julius J. Epstein (1909), Camilla Belle (1986), Daniel Everett (1951), Helen Slater (1963), Paul Dano (1984), and Kellan Lutz (1985). After them are Lyle Lovett (1957), Kawhi Leonard (1991), Glenn Greenwald (1967), Reggie Jackson (1946), Kelly Rowland (1981), and James Gordon Bennett Jr. (1841).

Among TENNIS PLAYERS In United States

Among tennis players born in United States, Renée Richards ranks 47Before them are Frank Shields (1909), Art Larsen (1925), Francis Hunter (1894), Oliver Campbell (1871), Malcolm Whitman (1877), and Don McNeill (1918). After them are Charles Sands (1865), Lindsay Davenport (1976), Tracy Austin (1962), Dorothy Cheney (1916), Wilmer Allison (1904), and Frank Parker (1916).