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Chris Evert recalls Renee Richards match to explain her trans-athletes stance

Chris Evert believes “science and medicine” should factor into whether transgender athletes are permitted to compete in women’s sports. Evert appeared on an ESPN conference call to promote the network’s exclusive coverage of Wimbledon, where the 18-time major winner is a color commentator. The Post asked Evert about a recent tweet she sent about competing against Renee Richards, a transgender player, and her general beliefs on transgender athletes in women’s sports. “I competed against Renee Richards when she was 43 and was not in shape, as she admitted, and [struggled to beat her] — and I was ranked No. 1 in...
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The first time Chris Evert went to Wimbledon she was 17, full of innocence and a two-fisted backhand that was just starting to open the world to the St. Thomas Aquinas High senior. “I remember, gosh, I remember a lot of things of that first time,” she says. “I remember the tabloid press more than anything. I was so innocent going over there, and they’d follow you, headlines every day. “The ...
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