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United States Open / Richards / Connors and Borg #495319

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 01, 1977
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(Studio) Transsexual Renee Richards had played 1 time before at United States Open tennis tournament at Forest Hills, New York, as man; today, as woman, she goes against Wimbledon champion Virginia Wade, following court ruling that she be allowed to play in tournaments as woman.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Report on match, which Wade won. Later, at press conf., Richards tries to play down transsexual issue. [RICHARDS - tried not to think about social implications of match, and concentrate on match itself, but can't say what she thought subconsciously. Didn't play as well as she can; notes conditions of play.]
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Bjorn Borg and Jimmy Connors win respective matches.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Hunt, Richard

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