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Tennis Australia to celebrate Margaret Court but oppose her personal views

(CNN)Tennis Australia confirmed it will invite former champion Margaret Court to next year's Australian Open to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her grand slam sweep but said it did not agree with her "demeaning" personal views. Court won all four majors in 1970 during an illustrious career that yielded a record 24 grand slam victories and had called for recognition at next year's Open. 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."Such views prompted former rival Billie Jean King to call for the Australian's name to be stripped from Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena at last year's tournament. Howeve ...
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