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Criticism of Margaret Court is muted at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia — Marriage equality proponents draped themselves in rainbow flags at Margaret Court Arena on the first day of the Australian Open to protest tennis great Margaret Court’s controversial views on gay marriage and the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Several, however,

ICYMI at Australian Open – tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia — A note for all up-and-coming players wanting to announce themselves on the big stage: Avoid a first-round Rafa encounter at all costs. After a 90-minute Rafael Nadal power exhibition on Rod Laver Arena on Monday night, Victor Estrella Burgos certainly won’t want

Australian Open: Fact or fiction?

The 2018 Australian Open begins on January 15. Here’s a fun way to test your knowledge of the history of the Grand Slam Down Under. Source link

Elise Mertens claims back-to-back Hobart International titles

Elise Mertens has claimed back-to-back Hobart International titles, becoming the first player in the tournament’s history to lift the trophy twice. The Belgian second seed was too consistent for Romanian world No. 57 Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-1 4-6 6-3 in a rain-interrupted final on Saturday. The

Angelique Kerber wins Sydney International

SYDNEY — Angelique Kerber won her first title since the 2016 US Open and extended her winning streak to nine matches with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday. The 2016 Australian Open champion and former No. 1-ranked

Jo Konta ‘disagrees’ with Margaret Court but will not boycott Arena

3:03 AM ET ESPN staff British No. 1 Johanna Konta will compete at the Margaret Court Arena despite disagreeing with Court’s controversial statements on LGBT issues and same-sex marriage. Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King both condemned Court’s views — the latter calling