How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sarah Gronert?

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Sarah_gronert 22 year old Sarah Gronert is a professional tennis player. 

Sarah was born with male and female genitalia. She retired from tennis at 19 because of her condition, and the locker room jeers that came with it.  She then had gender reassignment surgery, having the "male" removed, and is now medically certified as a woman.  Then she rejoined the tennis circuit.

She is facing criticism from coaches and peers who claim she should be ineligible to play on the women's tour. A coach of an opponent said, “There is no girl who can hit serves like that, not even Venus Williams.”  Many have said that she "serves like a man".

Right now, she's ranked No. 619, but she's climbing. In six months, most expect her to be in the top 50.

What do you think?  Should she be able to play on the women's circuit?  Does she have an unfair advantage because she is, at least on some level (arguably), a man?

More on Sarah here.