Tag Archive | Tennis Australia

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 […]

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

Australian Open to honour homophobic player, Margaret Court

(Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court, and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open, but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended the […]