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Russia’s #1 tennis player: I’m gay – F_ck everyone else

Russia’s number 1 women’s tennis player Daria Kasatkina came out as a lesbian this morning. She told vlogger Vitya Kravchenko, ‘Living in the closet is impossible’, defiantly adding ‘F_ck everyone else’. Daria Kasatkina also uploaded a photo of herself and Russian Olympic figure skater Natalia Zabiiako to Instagram, confirming their relationship. The newly-out sportsperson is …

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Retiring Sam Stosur just got a standing ovation at the Australian Open

Retiring Australian tennis great Sam Stosur has received a standing ovation at the Australian Open after playing her last singles match. On Thursday afternoon, the Queensland tennis legend lost in straight sets to Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Last month, Stosur was granted a wildcard entry to play her 20th home grand slam event, the most by …

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Australian Open 2022 to light up in rainbow for first AO Pride Day

Rod Laver Arena will light up in rainbow colours as the Australian Open 2022 celebrates its first ever Pride Day, in a show of support for the sport’s LGBTIQ+ players and fans. The tennis tournament kicked off in Melbourne on Monday (January 17) and runs until January 30. And on January 24 the inaugural AO …

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Sam Stosur wins US Open trophy on special anniversary

Brisbane-born tennis champ Sam Stosur has won another title at the US Open, exactly 10 years after famously beating Serena Williams in the 2011 US Open singles. Australian Sam Stosur and China’s Zhang Shuai were named the 2021 women’s doubles champion at the US Open on Sunday, US time. The pair beat teenage opponents Coco …

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Australian Open hosting ‘Glam Slam’ LGBTIQ tennis tournament

Glam Slam, Australia’s biggest LGBTIQ tennis tournament, will take place next week at the Australian Open. Offering an authentic tournament experience, Glam Slam will provide participants with the opportunity to compete in an LGBTIQ tennis competition. Tournament director Rowen D’Souza said since the its birth three years ago, the event has “grown out of sight”. …

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Navratilova: Court is hiding behind her Bible

Martina Navratilova tweeted yesterday accusing Margaret Court of “hiding behind her Bible” and calling her “pathetic in every way.” The tweets come after Court attacked LGBTIQ people in her Sunday sermon in Perth, specifically taking aim at the trans community. Court last year argued for Tennis Australia to mark the 50th anniversary of her grand …

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Billie Jean King real life action figure

Toy company FCTRY recently announced the Billie Jean King Action Figure. Tennis player Billie Jean is a 12-time Grand Slam singles champion. The Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, established by Billie Jean and partner Ilana Kloss, receives a dollar from every sale. The initiative promotes inclusion in the workplace and female leadership. One of the …

It’s Just Not Cricket! Tennys Sandgren Apologises For Gay Club Tweet

Following a major serve from tennis legend Serena Williams, American player Tennys Sandgren has apologised for a gay club tweet he wrote in 2012. “Stumbled into a gay club last night … my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat,” he wrote at the time. The apology came after Williams called on Sandgren to apologise for discriminatory …

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Pat Cash cops serve over misheard ‘gay slur’

Through no fault of his own, retired Australian tennis great and Wimbledon winner Pat Cash recently copped a serve on social media. The confusion arose during BBC’s live commentary of last night’s Sam Groth-Roger Federer match at the All England club. Many viewers took offence at what they misheard as a gay slur. Cash commented …