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Billie Jean King: 'Rename Australian Open Court'

(CNN)US tennis legend Billie Jean King has joined calls for the Australian Open's Margaret Court Arena to be renamed because of the 11-time Melbourne Park champion's views on homosexuality.Now a Pentecostal pastor in Western Australia, Court caused controversy in May 2017 when she said she would boycott Qantas Airlines for its decision to support same-sex marriage.After being criticized by former and active tennis players for that stance, Court hit back by saying tennis was "full of lesbians."Speaking at a media conference ahead of the Australian Open, which gets underway Monday, King said that she "certainly didn't think they should have her (Court's) name anymore" on the 7,500-seat arena."I was fine until she said lately so many derogato ...