Jo Konta 'disagrees' with Margaret Court but will not boycott Arena

Billie Jean King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed

Billie Jean King calls for Margaret Court Arena to be renamed

"I was really for her to have it", King said.

"I think it's really important if you're going to have your name on anything, that you're hospitable, you're inclusive, you're open arms to everyone that comes, it's a public facility", she said.

"Maybe because it's the LGBTI community people might feel differently, but we're all God's children, so I probably don't think it's appropriate to have her name".

I was fine until lately when she says so many derogatory things about my community.

Court's comments before Australia voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage were heavily criticized past year, with 18-time Grand Slam singles victor Martina Navratilova writing an open letter condemning the remarks and urging officials to rename the arena at Melbourne Park.

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He said Tennis Australia - a tenant at the venue - would take the lead of the government on the issue.

Tiley announced that King had been named "Australian Open Woman of the Year", and spoke of her legacy as a pioneer as she sat beside him at the podium.

Court also criticised Australian player Casey Dellacqua for having two children with her female partner, and her comments led to a threat of a boycott at the third show court in Melbourne that was named after the 24-grand slam victor in 2003.

"When Rod Laver got given the arena, I said 'what are you going to do for Margaret?'"

King had previously been a supporter of Margaret Court's name remaining on the arena but has now said she can no longer turn a blind eye to the former tennis star's current views.

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King said she wished Court was in Melbourne so they could continue the conversation.

"That's what Hitler did and that's what communism did, got the minds of the children".

"We have reputable sources review all her press releases and interviews and can not trace these remarks back to Margaret".

She told Vision Christian Radio that trans children are 'the work of the devil'.

The second show court at Melbourne Park was renamed in the 75-year-old's honor in 2003. It's unfortunate that this whole thing has even occurred, because it does overshadow why her name is on the court. King expressed disappointment at her absence, said she had been looking forward to seeing her. "I don't agree with what Margaret Court said".

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The former WA Liberal Party president said there should be "no thought of changing the name" of the arena.

"I respect her opportunity and right to hold the views she holds".

"They're not the views of our organisation. they're not the views of our sport".

"It's up to a broader group of people", he said of any move to rename the stadium.

Margaret Court Arena generally hosts five marquee matches per day through the first week of the tournament, and is sold as a separate ticket from the rest of the grounds. If she were playing today, she added, she would refuse to appear on Margaret Court Arena.

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US Open champion Sloane Stephens on Saturday weighed into the simmering row about Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena, saying there shouldn't "be hate towards anyone" ahead of next week's Australian Open.

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