‘Don’t Want to Mention My Name’ – Margaret Court’s blunt revelation that she will never be treated with the same respect as Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova

Following Serena Williams’ retirement, Margaret Court, the Australian tennis legend, addressed a message to the tennis community for appearing to have ignored her achievements. After Serena’s loss in the third round of the US Open, Court still holds the record for most Grand Slam titles, among both male and female players.

Court secured 24 major titles over the course of her career in the 1960s and early ’70s, including a calendar grand slam in 1970.

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Margaret Court and the apparent feud with the tennis fraternity

It all started with the apparent tension between Williams and Court. The Australian brought it up in a recent one interview with the Telegraph UK, where she criticized serena. Court believes Serena Williams and others like Martina Navratilova are receiving a lot of respect from the tennis community while she is all but forgotten.

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“It’s very sad because a lot of the press and television today, especially in tennis, don’t want to give my name.” noted court.

Only if I have to because I still hold so many records. In 2020 I was due to come to Wimbledon for the 50th anniversary of my calendar grand slam. But then Covid struck, so the honor never happened… I haven’t lost any sleep on it. … I have been given titles in my own nation, but they would still prefer not to mention me.” she continued.

Opinions of other prominent personalities

Criticism and blame are something that varies from person to person. Not everyone accepts it in the same way. Tennis fans and enthusiasts around the world weren’t satisfied with Court either. Ben Rothenberg, a well-known tennis author, took to Twitter to give his opinion on the matter.

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Previously, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams said in an interview that Court had won most of her major titles before the Open Era. Chris Evert also pointed out that very few top players have traveled to the Australian Open, a major Court has won 11 times in her career.

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What do you think of the court’s verdicts? Do you think her performances are better than Serena’s?

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