Margaret Court, desperate for attention, can’t keep Serena Williams’ name out of her mouth

Margaret Court and Serena Williams at the 2016 Hopman Cup Players Party at Perth Crown on January 2, 2016 in Perth, Australia.

Margaret Court and Serena Williams at the 2016 Hopman Cup Players Party at Perth Crown on January 2, 2016 in Perth, Australia.
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Whenever a black woman is being celebrated, it doesn’t take white women a lot of time to quickly jump in and kinda make everything about them. That happens all the time Serena Williamsbetter known as the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport.

We saw one recently frightening example Earlier this year with Jane Campion’s Critics’ Choice Award speech. Now that the world is celebrating Williams’ legacy after her announced After retiring, Australian tennis player Margaret Court, 80, decided to vent her one-sided grievances.

she said Britain’s Daily Telegraph: “Serena, I admired her as a player. But I don’t think she ever admired me.” Although Williams played seven more years than Court, the latter insists she has had more success than Williams but has received less praise.

“I came back after two babies,” Court continued. “After having the first baby, I won three of the four Slams. … Serena hasn’t won a Slam since [having a baby].” Court has won more Grand Slam titles than Williams, 24 versus 23, but they were mostly won in the amateur era.

She also insists that playing tennis is easier today than it was in the 1960s and 1970s. “I would have liked to have played at that time. I think it’s so much easier,” Court said. “I wish I could have brought family or friends with me. But I could not. I had to go alone or with the national team. People didn’t see all that.”

In the past, Court publicly opposed same-sex marriage due to her religious beliefs in Australia. Her beef is really with the press because of their lack of coverage due to this revelation.

“A lot of the press and television today, particularly in tennis, don’t want to mention my name,” she said. “The honor has not been there for what I did do. In my own nation, I have been given titles, but they would still rather not mention me.”

It sounds like Court has issues to deal with that don’t involve Williams at all—so it’s best she stop using her name for clout.

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