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Margaret Court is an Australian singles player who won a record 24 singles Grand Slam titles and all four of them in 1970. She also has the second biggest court in Melbourne Park named after her. However, Margaret has been widely criticised for her religious-based views on same-sex marriage and LGBT+ rights. Court, who is a Christian Pastor at Perth’s Victory Life church, launched into a tirade against transgender athletes and claimed the inclusion of LGBT+Q related material at schools was the work of the “devil”.
Speaking on Eurosport at the Australian Open McEnroe (self-appointed Commissioner of Tennis)said: “The air quality in Melbourne is not the only nightmare that Tennis Australia is having, Margaret Court is another” and John McEnroe also quotes: “There’s only one thing longer than Margaret Court’s list of achievements, it’s her list of offensive and homophobic statements. This year, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Margaret Court’s calendar Grand Slam and Tennis Australia is facing a dilemma: what to do with their crazy aunt? My plea to Serena Williams is to wipe out Margaret Court’s titles into the past, where it belongs.”