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Yonexforever
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:04 AM
Was anyone else as shocked as me to hear Maria say she had NEVER heard of Renee Richards?
OMG?
Can the current crop of "players" really be this out of the loop, or does this speak more to Kournikova than the rest of the bunch?
BTW she did a good job other than that little slip at the top of the show.

Junex
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:07 AM
who is renee richards?

WIMBLY2004
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:11 AM
I googled and found this:

Reneé Richards, M.D.
Reneé Richards (neé Richard Raskin) had been an opthomologist and a moderately good tennis player before she transitioned in the mid ‘70s. In 1976 at age 52, she entered a women’s tennis tournament where she was both read and recognized. The ensuing battle between Ms. Richards and the sporting authorities made headline news for several weeks. Ms. Richards went to court to defend her right to be recognized as female. The court ruled that transsexuals after full transition and sex reassignment surgery were legally the new sex. This established an important precident not just for sports but for all aspects of civil and private life involving transsexual persons.

After controversy died down Ms. Richards played tennis as a woman, in which it was discovered that her medical history did not give her an edge in performance. Later, she served as a coach for Martina Navratilova, a popular and well seeded women’s tennis champion. Ms. Richards was often seen socializing with Ms. Navratilova and her lover, Rita Mae Brown, author of several popular novels including Ruby Fruit Jungle.

Reneé Richards wrote an autobiography entitled Second Serve. Later a made for television movie by the same title was produced, starring Venassa Redgrave as Ms. Richards.

Dr. Richards continues to practice medicine in New York and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus.

TonyP
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:28 AM
Didn't all of this happen about thirty years ago? And since Richards never won any big tournaments as a woman, I can understand some young players knowning nothing about him/her/whatever.

Richards ranks today as what this thread is, a tennis trivia question.

grandpuba
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:40 AM
maria who?

CJ07
Apr 15th, 2005, 02:59 AM
Was Anna the co-host today? :tape:

selesbooz
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:03 AM
she's a witch i tell you, burn her......

decemberlove
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:40 AM
i didn't hear about her until last year's summer olympics, i think. there was a show on trannies and sports.

BoucharDRules
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Was anyone else as shocked as me to hear Maria say she had NEVER heard of Renee Richards?
OMG?
Can the current crop of "players" really be this out of the loop, or does this speak more to Kournikova than the rest of the bunch?
BTW she did a good job other than that little slip at the top of the show.

Well, you apparently can't tell the difference between Anna Kournikova and (presumably) Maria Sharapova.....so shut your mouth. :p

Ty-Ty
Apr 15th, 2005, 03:51 AM
My mom's like, "Oh did you know Anna Kournikova was one The View today?!" She was like all excited.

Then I told her she was stupid and asked her if I had taught her anything.

WhatTheDeuce
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:31 AM
My mom's like, "Oh did you know Anna Kournikova was one The View today?!" She was like all excited.

Then I told her she was stupid and asked her if I had taught her anything.
Anna rules.

Yonexforever
Apr 15th, 2005, 06:05 AM
Sorry i can't tell em apart!

Fingon
Apr 15th, 2005, 07:22 AM
Sorry i can't tell em apart!

and you think you are funny?

sad, very sad.

ginger_fish668
Apr 15th, 2005, 09:01 AM
Sorry i can't tell em apart!


What the hell are you doing on a tennis board then? C'mon, they're 2 of the most famous athletes right now. Can you tell the Williams sisters apart? :o

Like you should be the one to be shocked that someone didn't know Renee Richards. :rolleyes:

Kelly
Apr 15th, 2005, 10:47 AM
im 21 and i knew about renee richards. i was chatting to some kids at work who were on there way to a tennis tournement....we got chatting and they asked me who my fave was..i said lindsay d....they nodded..they then asked who was the best women to play the game...i said in my opinion its martina navratilova....they said WHO? i was like u dont know who she is?? they were like nope....i rolled of names such as BJK, arther ashe, borg, mcenroe etc..they knew none of them...they then said 'i know sharapova'.....these kids need to taught about the players who made the game what it is if they arent then they will have no respect for the sport.