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Second Serve. The Renee Richards Story
NY, Stein and Day, (1983). The autobiography (written with John Ames) of tennis player Renee Richards, who was born Richard Raskin, transitioned from male to female in the mid-1970s, and successfully sued the U.S. Tennis Association to be able to play in the U.S. Open. In 1977, at age 43, Richards made it to the women's doubles final, losing to a pair that included Martina Navratilova, whom she herself would later coach. Inscribed by Richards to another tennis player, "whose first serve will take her all the way, with love and affection, Renee." One of the first high-profile cases of transgender identity in the U.S. Corners lightly tapped; near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a bit of edge-sunning and a shallow crimp at the crown. Uncommon signed. [#033903] $350

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