Konta wades in on Margaret Court controversy

From ESPN - January 13, 2018

British No. 1 Johanna Konta will compete at the Margaret Court Arena despite disagreeing with Court's controversial statements on LGBT issues and same-sex marriage.

Tennis legends Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King both condemned Court's views -- the latter calling for the Margaret Court Arena, which is one of the main venues at the Australian Open, to be renamed.

When asked about the furore, Konta told a press conference: "I do not agree with what Margaret Court said. However, she's entitled to her own opinion.

"But in terms of playing, if I am scheduled to play on Margaret Court, I will go out there and compete. It's a tournament decision where they put me.


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