Court sad­dened over gay mar­riage fall­out

Sunday Tasmanian - - News -

MAR­GARET Court says she is “sad” that her com­ments about gay mar­riage have led to con­flict with her for­mer pro­tege Casey Del­lac­qua.

Mrs Court, 74, said she had helped train Del­lac­qua as a young player in Perth.

“It is sad be­cause I helped her with tennis quite a lot when she was young, around the ages of 10 and 11,” she said.

“She’s never given my name that I did help. I don’t look at that, I’m just pleased for her.”

Tennis leg­end Martina Navratilova has led a cho­rus de­mand­ing Flin­ders Park’s Mar­garet Court Arena be re­named af­ter Mrs Court wrote to a news­pa­per say­ing she would not fly Qan­tas be­cause of its sup­port for gay mar­riage.

FLAK: Mar­garet Court

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