With 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams is currently one away from tying Margaret Court's 24 for the most major tournament championship wins in women's tennis history. Earlier this month, a pregnant Williams vowed to return to tennis sometime after she gives birth.
Meanwhile, Court is making headlines for an entirely different reason.
During a recent interview with the 20Twenty Vision Christian Radio podcast, the tennis legend said that today's game is "full of lesbians" and compared transgender children to the work of the "devil," adding it's a Hitler-like plot to "get the minds of the children."
Wait ... what!?
"I mean, tennis is full of lesbians," Court began saying, as reported by BuzzFeed. "Even when I was playing there was only a couple there, but those couple that led, that took young ones into parties and things ... because they like to be around heroes. And you know, what you get at the top is often what you’ll get right through that sport."
And she only continued with her inexplicably shocking thoughts, next taking aim at transgender children.
"With the literature, the bullying, the stuff that’s put out today to children’s minds — I tell you what, if you haven’t got parents who bring you up that way and you’ve got parents that don’t care, and you’re hurt and offended if somebody's saying something to you... your child can just start to think, 'Well maybe I am a girl' when they’re a boy, or 'Maybe I’m a boy and I’m a girl'," added Court, 74. "That’s all the devil, but that’s what Hitler did and that’s what communism did — got the mind of the children. And there’s a whole plot in our nation, and in the nations of the world to get the minds of the children."
Wow. Just ... wow. And upon hearing Court's remarks, tennis fans and well beyond didn't hesitate slamming the tennis legend.
Yeah, we'd call this a backhanded power serve. Epic clapback.
Navratilova is referring to the Margaret Court Arena named after the tennis legend in Australia.
We're with this ... and soon.
Yet another reason to cheer on tennis's GOAT!
Time to shut down this Court.
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