Australian tennis star Margaret Court made headlines and record books with her U. Open win in , when she became the first mother in history to win three of the four Grand Slams, the most prestigious tournaments in tennis. The French open last year contained three lesbians in the player draw, for example. Australian pro, Casey Dellacqua, made headlines in when her female partner had a baby.
Ashleigh Barty now living up to all her earlier promise
List of LGBT sportspeople - Wikipedia
King was the first lesbian to be 'outed' in the world of tennis. It happened in , when her long-term partner, Marilyn Barnett, sued for Palimony. She has been in a long term relationship with her partner, Ilana Kloss since She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in It centres on the Bobby Riggs challenge match of Navratilova married her long term partner Julia Lamigova on 15th December She has won 5 Grand Slams so far and is a former No.
Lesbian Tennis Players Make History at Wimbledon, Talk Coming Out in Sports
As we enter the second week of the Australian Open, it is time, for yet another year, to call off the search party for that rare beast, the Australian singles quarter-finalist. Not seen since , this critically-endangered animal is quickly going the way of its relative, the Australian winner, not seen since male and female respectively, and now presumed extinct. But, believe it or not, there is at least one creature in tennis which is even rarer, indeed almost mythical — the openly gay or bisexual male tennis player. In the long history of this genteel sport, there have been only two male tennis players of note who have been linked to homo- or bi-sexuality, and both had tragic personal stories.