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Casey dellacqua birth baby boy

Retired Australian tennis champion Casey Dellacqua has welcomed a baby boy, her third child. The 34-year-old shared the happy news on her Instagram account, revealing she and partner Amanda Judd named their newborn son Jesse James. “Bursting with joy and our hearts are so full with the safe arrival of our beautiful son Jesse James …

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tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has claimed that allowing transgender female athletes to compete in women’s sport is “insane” and akin to “cheating”. The out tennis champion wrote an article in UK’s The Times newspaper addressing a controversy over a tweet last December complaining about rules allowing trans women to take part in women’s sport. “I …

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Casey Dellacqua and Amanda Judd

Australian tennis champ Casey Dellacqua has announced her retirement from the sport to spend more time with family. The 33-year-old made the announcement in a video posted to her social media accounts on Tuesday. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a while now,” she said. “I definitely feel it’s the right time for me …

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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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Margaret Court

Australian tennis champion Margaret Court has remained defiant in her opposition to marriage equality. The 24-time Grand Slam winner, who is now a pastor in Perth, told the Herald Sun that same-sex marriage was a “trend” and Australia “will pay” for its decision to legalise it in December. “I think there will be a price …

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