Former women’s tennis legend Margaret Court is apparently not too happy about the current landscape of the sport of tennis. Court, who has won more tennis grand slams than anyone in history with 24, has stirred up yet more controversy by claiming that tennis is “full of lesbians.” These remarks came less than a week after Court said she would refuse to fly Australia’s national airline Qantas because it supported same-sex marriage. Court, a 74-year-old Christian pastor, made her latest comments to Vision Christian Radio.
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about these comments by Court.
Tennis legend Margaret Court says the sport "is full of lesbians” who take younger ones “into parties” https://t.co/BFa8he0AVB
— Mark Di Stefano 🤙🏻 (@MarkDiStef) May 31, 2017
Margaret Court : Tennis is full of lesbians.
So is the real world. Thankfully the real world isn't full of Margaret Courts.
— Kerry Lambert (@kerry_lambert) May 31, 2017
"The fact is, Margaret Court’s views - like them or not - are actually the law of Australia."
— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) May 31, 2017
— Mike Carlton (@MikeCarlton01) May 31, 2017
PATHETIC that Bouchard suddenly can't comment on Margaret Court but she can comment on EVERYTHING ELSE SHE HAS NO BUSINESS COMMENTING ON
— Célaine (@TripIeBreakPt) May 30, 2017
Q. …And Margaret Court said that tennis was full of lesbians…
GARBIÑE MUGURUZA: Quite honestly, I really don't give a damn what she says.
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) May 31, 2017
No matter what she achieved in tennis, it's time for Margaret Court Arena to be given a new name. Period
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) May 25, 2017
Andy Murray: Margaret Court's homophobic comments are offensivehttps://t.co/xyDYr9Mx1P
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) May 30, 2017
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 30, 2017
— Jill Stark (@jillastark) May 31, 2017
So apparently Court hasn't quite arrived yet to the 21st Century. Not sure what punishment will stem from this if any for Court. But it appears as if there is a lot of people out there calling for the Margaret Court Arena at the Australian Open to be renamed. One individual in particular who feels strongly about this is tennis legend Martina Navratilova, who is openly gay. Others who did not take kindly to Court's comments were Australia's top women's player, Samantha Stosur, its grand slam doubles finalist Casey Dellacqua, Tennis Australia, the operators of the Arena itself, and men's No. 1 Andy Murray.