Tennis player with autism slices up the competition

Natalie Angley

Brittany Tagliareni is not your typical tennis player. Before a match, she needs help tying her shoes and putting her hair in a ponytail.

But none of that matters once she steps on the court.

The sport has opened up a whole new world for the 26-year-old athlete with autism.

"People accept me for who I am, and what I can do," she told CNN.

Her favorite part?

"I like ... beating the men," she said with a laugh.

Continue reading on CNN here

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