Transsexual Renee Richards was an extraordinary figure in the history of professional tennis, Despite an alpha-male reputation, tennis pro Dick Raskind always felt different from other guys. At forty-some, after getting married and having a child, Dick decided to become Renee Richards. Still in command of the tennis court, being the first transsexual player in the women's US Open put Renee and her family in the critical spotlight. Here, Renee reflects on her controversial life, while facing the repercussions of her decisions, and demonstrating both personal and athletic perseverance.


Eric Drath