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Australian tennis player

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Margaret Court: Australian tennis player
Margaret Court, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired Australian tennis player and former world No. 1. She amassed more major titles than any other player in history and is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Western Australia.


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Burundi friendship reveals the sharp truth about Margaret Court

Life is a nightmare for gay men and lesbians in Burundi.
The Age - Published

Margaret Court's church set up consulate for anti-gay African regime

Court and her husband Barry have set up a consul for Burundi, a regime suspected of persecuting gays, jailing journalists and killing ethnic minorities.
The Age - Published

'That was very, very wrong': Margaret Court responds to Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe protest

The 24-time grand slam singles champion felt she was discriminated against by Tennis Australia at the recent Australian Open.
SBS - Published

McEnroe hopes Serena passes record of 'crazy aunt' Court

John McEnroe calls on Serena Williams to overtake Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams and "leave her offensive views in the past".
BBC News - Published

Martina Navratilova says Margaret Court needs to keep quiet

On the same day as Margaret Court's tennis feats were celebrated, Martina Navratilova says the former champion needs to keep her homophobic views to herself.
SBS - Published

Australian Open 2020: Margaret Court to be 'recognised' - why is she such a divisive figure?

Margaret Court was a quiet champion, unrivalled in sport but shy in public. Now she is at the centre of a polemic set to play out its latest chapter.
BBC News - Published

Margaret Court lashes out at transgender athletes

Margaret Court has criticised transgender athletes in a sermon at a Pentecostal church in Perth just weeks before she is to be honoured by Tennis Australia.
SBS - Published

Controversial tennis player Court to be 'recognised'

Margaret Court's 1970 Grand Slam will be "recognised" at January's Australian Open despite her personal views, says Tennis Australia.
BBC News - Published

Tennis Australia to honour Margaret Court despite star's divisive views on same-sex marriage

Court, a Christian pastor at a Perth-based church she set up decades ago, has long been vocal about her opposition to same-sex marriage, a stance that has alienated gay players, past and present.
SBS - Published

CBD Melbourne: No, no and no again, insists Davis

Davis copped a grilling on Richmond’s safe injecting room, whether he would support pill testing and his thoughts on whether Margaret Court’s name should be scrapped from the Margaret Court Arena.
The Age - Published

I'll be glued to the Australian Open, but not for the tennis

Just how will Tennis Australia pull off its promised feat of recognising but not celebrating Margaret Court?
The Age - Published

US Open: Serena Williams seeks 7th crown in New York after dispatching Elina Svitolina in semi-final

us open: serena williams seeks 7th crown in new york after dispatching elina svitolina in semi-final
A rampaging Serena Williams moved to the brink of a record-equalling 24th career Grand Slam title on Thursday storming past Elina Svitolina 6-3 6-1 to book her spot in the U.S. Open final. Since..
WorldNews - Published

Seventh seed Simona Halep stuns Serena Williams in SW19 showpiece

seventh seed simona halep stuns serena williams in sw19 showpiece
Simona Halep produced a superb display in her first Wimbledon final to storm to the title and keep Serena Williams waiting again for number 24. The 27-year-old's 6-2 6-2 victory makes her the first..
WorldNews - Published

History beckons at Wimbledon as Williams has another shot at Court landmark

Serena Williams's place among the legends of tennis is assured but her mission will not be accomplished unless she equals, or surpasses, Margaret Court's record haul of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
France 24 - Published

Tennis greats applaud Barty's rise to No. 1

Australia's greatest female tennis players, Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley, have joined in celebrating the rise of compatriot Ashleigh Barty to the No. 1 world ranking which they both.. - Published

Factbox: Nadal's record-breaking 12 French Open final victories

Factbox on Rafael Nadal's French Open final wins after he beat Dominic Thiem for the second year running on Sunday to become the first player to win the same Grand Slam title 12 times, edging ahead of..
Reuters - Published

Ash Barty aims to end Australia's 46-year drought at Roland-Garros

Ashleigh Barty will become Australia's first French Open winner since Margaret Court 46 years ago if she beats Marketa Vondrousova at Roland Garros.
SBS - Published

Serena faces more major doubts after France shocker

serena faces more major doubts after france shocker
Serena Williams’ bid to win a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title was thwarted again when she suffered her earliest exit at the majors in almost five years, leading to more questions over her..
WorldNews - Published

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