Tag Archive | Martina Navratilova

Navratilova, McEnroe protest name of Margaret Court Arena

Navratilova, McEnroe protest name of Margaret Court Arena

(Reuters) – Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe called for Margaret Court’s name to be stripped from the Australian Open’s second showcourt, in a protest at the stadium that drew a frosty response from tournament organisers on Tuesday. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has been heavily criticised […]

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat Margaret Court’s record

McEnroe hopes Serena can beat Margaret Court’s record

(Reuters) – John McEnroe mocked Australian Margaret Court as the ‘crazy aunt’ of tennis on Monday, and said he hoped Serena Williams could beat the 77-year-old’s record of winning 24 Grand Slam singles titles. Court has attracted heavy criticism for voicing her religious-based opposition to same-sex marriage. The Australian Open on Monday marked the 50th […]

UK: Female Olympians argue against ‘unfair’ trans women athletes

UK: Female Olympians argue against ‘unfair’ trans women athletes

British female Olympians lined up to criticise the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport on Tuesday, as debate rages over whether male-to-female athletes retain unfair physical advantages after taking cross-sex hormones. The row over who should compete in women’s sport exploded in October, when Rachel McKinnon became the first trans woman to win a […]

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

US: Proposed state law would limit play for transgender students

Lawmakers in the US Midwest on Thursday last weighed a proposal to limit transgender students’ right to play school sports, a measure legal experts say would be as incendiary as a bathroom ban approved three years ago in the state of North Carolina. The proposal in South Dakota, that would only allow transgender student athletes […]

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Navratilova’s ‘cheating’ comments

Trans sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova, after the tennis champion said: “it’s insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organisation is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, […]

Martina Navratilova Is Engaged!

Martina Navratilova Is Engaged!

  “Thanks everyone for your good wishes- I got a grand total of two (2) nasty tweets and thousand + great ones. Amazing, really:)” This was a tweet from Martina Navratilova after her engagement to her girlfriend, Julie Lemigova, at the US Open in New York City last Saturday, more than 25 years after winning […]

IOC and Sochi: Jason Collins and Martina Navratilova Speak Out

IOC and Sochi: Jason Collins and Martina Navratilova Speak Out

Marking International Human Rights Day, both basketball-player Jason Collins and tennis champion Martina Navratilova spoke out yesterday at the United Nations. They said that the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) had not done enough ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics to defend the rights of gay athletes, and also that emphasis should also be placed on […]