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Margaret Court calls for grand slam anniversary honor at Australian Open

(CNN)Former tennis player Margaret Court has called for recognition at next year's Australian Open in honor of the 50th anniversary of her grand-slam winning year.Court won all four majors in 1970, beginning with the ninth of 11 Australian Open titles in an illustrious career which yielded a record 24 grand slam victories. Only German Steffi Graf in 1988 has since achieved the calendar grand slam in men's or women's singles. However, the 77-year-old, now a Pentecostal pastor in Western Australia, has attracted controversy for voicing opposition to same-sex marriage and saying tennis is "full of lesbians."It prompted former rival Billie Jean King to call for the Australian's name to be stripped from Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena at ...
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