Back­han­der to critic Bil­lie Jean

The Daily Examiner - - NEWS NATION -

THE hus­band of ten­nis leg­end Mar­garet Court (pic­tured) has given US great Bil­lie Jean King a sting­ing back­han­der over her call for Mar­garet Court Arena to be re­named. Ms King urged Ten­nis Aus­tralia to re­move Mrs Court’s name from the Mel­bourne arena named in her hon­our be­cause of her out­spo­ken op­po­si­tion to same-sex mar­riage. Mr Court said his wife, now a Chris­tian min­is­ter in Perth, was up­set by the drama, and “had had enough” of the de­bate about her re­li­gious views. He said there should be “no thought of chang­ing the name” of the arena.

PHOTO: VINCENT THIAN

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