Tennislegender mocks crazy aunt: does not Deserve the title

50 years ago wowed the Margaret Court tennisverdenen with the formidable performance to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same season, and Monday was t

Tennislegender mocks crazy aunt: does not Deserve the title

50 years ago wowed the Margaret Court tennisverdenen with the formidable performance to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same season, and Monday was t

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
02 February 2020 Sunday 20:00
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Tennislegender mocks crazy aunt: does not Deserve the title

50 years ago wowed the Margaret Court tennisverdenen with the formidable performance to win all four Grand Slam tournaments in the same season, and Monday was the anniversary marked at the Australian Open.

Hyldesten of the Court, which holds the record for most number of Grand Slam singletitler, namely 24, was, however, modest and polite, and tennislegenderne John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova aktionerede straight forward, to an arena in the Australian Open no longer to bear her name.

It came to pass on Tuesday with a homemade sign which they held up for the tv cameras after an exhibition match, promoted the idea that the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed to Evonne Goolagong Arena.

Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova are both legends in the tennissporten, but the 77-year-old Court is forced on the defensive because of his implacable attitude to homosexuality. Navratilova has led the campaign against the Court in years. Photo: AP Photo / Ritzau Scanpix

the Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley won in his career with seven Grand Slam singletitler and is therefore a better model than Margaret Court, believes the two americans. Navratilova has for years been campaigning against the Court, and now she has scored McEnroe with in the fight by his side.

After his career was Court priest in Pinsebevægelsen and has spoken vehemently against homosexual and transgender. By december she called, according to the dw.com transgender young for ‘devil's work’, and reiterated that tennissporten is ‘filled with the lesbian’. She also speak with contempt of marriage between persons of the same sex.

the Match is declared a homosexual and has campaigned for gay rights for many years. She is married to Julia Lemigova, as she asked for at the US Open in 2014.

Courts implacable attitude to LBGT people makes her, according to Navratilova and McEnroe deserved the glory, there was her part in 2003, as the third largest arena in Melbourne Park where the Australian open is played, was named after her.

John McEnroe, working for Eurosport during the Australian Open. Here attends he the match between Nick Kyrgios and Lorenzo Sonego on the tournament's second day. Photo: Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP / Ritzau Scanpix

McEnroe called in the week of Margaret Court for the ‘crazy aunt’ and pleaded on the tv channel Eurosport Serena Williams on winning two more Grand Slam tournaments before her retirement, so the Courts record can be deleted.

- There is only one thing that is longer than the list of Margaret Court tennisbedrifter, and it is the list of her insulting and homophobic statements, said McEnroe.

Before skilteprotesten on Tuesday had Navratilova seized tennisdommerens still lit, but abandoned the microphone in the stadium and was announced the John McEnroes support for its case, before a sound engineer got disconnected.

on Wednesday they were both aware that they had breached the tournament's strict rules of decorum and apologised for their behaviour.

Their attitude to Margaret Court holds the contrary they settled in.

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Updated: 02.02.2020 20:00
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