Tennis stars may boycott Australian Open court after comments: Stosur

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Mr Barr said Ms Court had clearly evoked her status as a past tennis champion to oppose Qantas CEO Alan Joyce's advocacy on marriage equality.

There are calls to have her name stripped from Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena after the 74-year-old announced she would stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest of the airline's promotion of same-sex marriage. "So, if many players stand behind it, I think maybe something can change", she said at the French Open. Navratilova, who is married to Julia Lemigova, added: 'Margaret Court has been attacking our LGBT community for decades, this is nothing new.

"Whatever people may think about Margaret Court's views about gay marriage. she is one of the all time greats and the Margaret Court Arena celebrates Margaret Court the tennis player", he told 3AW on Friday.

In the letter, Mrs Court speaks of her sadness due to Ms Dellacqua's child with her partner, as the child would not have a father.

Stosur was among those to retweet the post and solidified her support for Dellacqua on Monday. "Casey was obviously very adamant, and I wanted to support my friend and that's why I sent out my first tweet in a very long time".

"I have always said I have nothing against homosexual people", she said.

Australian world number 142 John Millman, who lost in the first round at Roland Garros, said Court's comments were "a little bit inappropriate" but everyone was entitled to their opinion.

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"Frankly, the discussion around marriage for same-sex couples has descended into a kind of national silliness where people are just taking more and more extreme and absurd positions because they're not actually debating the issue".

"So I think if something was going to be happening and the players come to an agreement, if they think the name should be changed or whatever, that should be decided before the event, before the event starts".

"Margaret, I appreciate that might be your view but there is polling suggesting that 62-64 per cent are in support of this", Aly stated as Court tried to speak.

Her views have current women's players, including two who are openly gay, calling her out.

"I am disappointed that Qantas has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage", Court wrote in the Perth-based West Australian newspaper.

"It would be a good if Aus Open can change the name as we don't feel comfortable playing in a stadium named after Margaret Court". I would imagine a lot of the players would be pretty offended by that.

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