Margaret Court expecting imminent decision from Tennis Australia on honouring of her Grand Slam anniversary
Australian tennis legend Margaret Court, whose sporting achievements have been overshadowed in recent years by her vocal opposition to same-sex marriage, is expecting an announcement on how Tennis Australia will honour the 50th anniversary of her Grand Slam year. The high profile tennis player won 64 majors — including 24 singles titles — but her tennis achievements have been overshadowed in recent years by her vocal opposition to same sex marriage. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Sky News host Chris Kenny says Tennis Australia should “of course” commemorate “exemplary citizen” Margaret Court for her “historic achievements".
Tennis Australia, on Saturday, issued an announcement that it had invited Margaret Court to attend the Australian Open as a special guest to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of her winning all four major Grand Slam tournaments in 1970.
Mr Kenny was critical of Tennis Australia for providing, what he called, a “backhand smash” to Ms Court in its Saturday statement.
The statement had said, "Tennis Australia does not agree with Margaret's personal views, which have demeaned and hurt many in our community over a number of years. They do not align with our values of equality, diversity and inclusion."
Mr Kenny said Tennis Australia should not “virtue signal by denouncing her views… [they should] just honour Margaret Court”.
Boxing Day Test medal to honour Indigenous cricketing pioneer Johnny Mullagh .
A new medal will be awarded to the best player of the Boxing Day Test from next year, remembering the largely untold story of the first Australian cricket team to tour England. © Provided by ABC Grandstand Josie Sangster wants more people to know the significance of Mullagh's achievements. (ABC Wimmera: Sean Wales) In 1868, nine years before the first Test between Australia and England, Jardwadjali man Johnny Mullagh led a team of fellow Indigenous men from western Victoria on the historic trip.Mullagh, an all-rounder and icon of Indigenous cricket, helped guide his men to 14 wins, 19 draws and 14 losses.