Renee Richards formerly was Richard Raskind, a highly ranked male tennis player, not to mention a opthamologist and a father. After he underwent his sex-change surgery, he/she became Renee and indeed competed on the women's circuit, but only in the United States and South America. Richards was barred from competing in Europe and Australia because he could not pass a chromosome test. In 1977, she played Wimbledon and drew reigning Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade in the opening round. When she had last played the U.S. Open, as a man in the early to mid 1960s, hehad also drawn the reigning Wimbledon champion in the first round. How ironic is that! Anyway, Richards competed on the WTA tour for several years and posted some rather strong results for a 40+ women. She beat several top 10 players and took sets off most of the top players, including Chris Evert. I don't believe she ever won a WTA tournament, but she did advance at least to the SFs on several occasions if not the finals. Her power made the difference! Once she retired from tennis, Richards worked closely as a coach with Martina Navratilova for some time before she left the tour for good to resume her opthamology practice. I believe she lives in California, maybe La Jolla.