Casey Dellacqua responds on Twitter to Margaret Court's anti-gay marriage stance

Casey Dellacqua responds on Twitter to Margaret Court's anti-gay marriage stance

Casey Dellacqua responds on Twitter to Margaret Court's anti-gay marriage stance

From grand slam champion Samantha Stosur to teenage qualifier Jaimee Fourlis, the Australians have deferred any decision about a possible name change to higher authorities, saying Court, like anyone, is entitled to her opinion.

I think they always said that we were bullying them but I think there's a lot of bullying gone on, intimidation.

Stosur, a former U.S. Open champion, doubted there would be any name change but said players might decide not to play in the arena at the next Australian Open in January.

"Whatever people may think about Margaret Court's views about gay marriage ... she is one of the all-time greats and the Margaret Court Arena celebrates Margaret Court the tennis player", Mr Turnbull told 3AW.

Women tennis players Martina Navratilova and Richel Hogenkamp are among those calling for the Margaret Court Arena to be renamed.

The venue was originally called Show Court One when it opened in 1988 before it was renamed in 2003 in tribute to the multiple Grand Slam victor.

"Enough is enough." Dellacqua included in the tweet an insulting letter Court wrote to a newspaper when Dellacqua and her partner Amanda Judd had a child. Obviously, that's why Casey was obviously, very adamant about that, and I wanted to support my friend and that's why I sent out my first tweet in a very long time.

"He tried to cut me off, I said no, you're not listening, you're just making fun", she said.

"So like I said, I think everyone can have their opinion".

"So I think it would be a good thing to see if Australian Open can maybe change the name of the stadium, because I think if you're in that kind of position, maybe some players they don't feel so comfortable playing in a stadium named after Margaret Court".

Court bravely presented a viewpoint still shared by many Christians in this country that marriage should be between a man and a woman.

Court said she had earned the right to have a stadium named after her.

"Margaret, I appreciate that might be your view but there is polling suggesting that 62-64 per cent are in support of this", Aly stated as Court tried to speak.

"I don't think you should be that outspoken", said the 25-year-old world number 105. The more people get along the better and so it's a little bit disappointing.

All the anger and energy expelled towards her should instead be directed at our politicians for failing to represent the views of the majority of Australians and introducing same-sex marriage.

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