Margaret Court says tennis is usually ‘full of lesbians’

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Margaret Court’s stance on homosexuality has sparked calls for the Australian Open to take her name off one of its flagship stadiums © TENNIS AUSTRALIA/AFP/File / FIONA HAMILTON

Sydney, Australia, May 31 – Australian great Margaret Court Wednesday claimed “tennis is usually full of lesbians” along with transgender children were the work of “the devil”, adding fuel to a simmering row over her views on homosexuality.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion, today a Christian pastor, has been the brunt of a fierce backlash after announcing last week she would certainly stop flying Qantas “where possible” in protest at the airline’s support of same-sex marriage.

of which sparked calls, led by Martina Navratilova along with supported by Richel Hogenkamp, one of the few openly gay players in tennis, for the Australian Open to take her name off one of its flagship stadiums.

Court, 74, has vowed to keep airing her views along with didn’t hold back on Vision Christian Radio station.

“I mean, tennis is usually full of lesbians, because even when I was playing there was only a couple there, yet those couple of which led took young ones into parties along with things,” she said.

“along with you know, what you get at the top is usually often what you’ll get right through of which sport.”

Court has long held strong views about homosexuality, which have previously been slammed by Navratilova along with fellow great Billie Jean King, who are both gay.

She insisted she was not against gay people, yet wanted to help them.

“We’re there to help them overcome. We’re not against the people,” she said.

“They’re human beings along with 92 percent, they say in America, have either been abused in some form sexually or emotionally at an early age for them to even be of which way.”

Asked about transgender children, she claimed their minds had been corrupted.

“of which’s all the devil… yet of which’s what Hitler did along with of which’s what communism did — got the mind of the children. along with there’s a whole plot in our nation, along with inside nations of the globe to get the minds of the children.”

Navratilova along with others have called for her name to be stripped by the arena at Melbourne Park, where the first Grand Slam event of the season takes place in January.

There have also been rumblings about players boycotting the court.

World number one Andy Murray said at the French Open on Tuesday he hoped the issue could be resolved long before next year’s Australian Open.

“For players to be in a position where you’re in a slam along with kind of boycotting playing on the court, I think would certainly potentially cause a lot of issues,” he was cited as saying by Australian media.

“So I think if something was going to be happening along with the players come to an agreement, if they think the name should be changed or whatever, of which should be decided before the event before the event starts.”

Tennis Australia along with the operator of the Margaret Court Arena Melbourne along with Olympic Parks have distanced themselves by Court’s same-sex marriage stance.

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