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July 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova is a poor role model for young tennis players because she is a homosexual, says retired champion Margaret Court of Australia. Court, a winner of 25 Grand Slam titles, three at Wimbledon, said in interviews that Navratilova's admitted homosexuality is a bad example for younger players. "(Navratilova) is a great player, but I'd like to see somebody at the top to whom the younger players can look up to," said Court, a born-again Christian who lives in Perth.
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August 4, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martina Navratilova, who won a record ninth Wimbledon title only to be criticized by Margaret Court as a poor role model because she is gay, said Friday that the three-time former Wimbledon champion was out of line. "Her timing was atrocious," Navratilova said. "Who is she to judge me? I don't judge her. I don't judge anybody else. Why judge? She's not perfect. Nobody's perfect."
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August 4, 1990 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Martina Navratilova, who won a record ninth Wimbledon title only to be criticized by Margaret Court as a poor role model because she is gay, said Friday that the three-time former Wimbledon champion was out of line. "Her timing was atrocious," Navratilova said. "Who is she to judge me? I don't judge her. I don't judge anybody else. Why judge? She's not perfect. Nobody's perfect."
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July 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Wimbledon champion Martina Navratilova is a poor role model for young tennis players because she is a homosexual, says retired champion Margaret Court of Australia. Court, a winner of 25 Grand Slam titles, three at Wimbledon, said in interviews that Navratilova's admitted homosexuality is a bad example for younger players. "(Navratilova) is a great player, but I'd like to see somebody at the top to whom the younger players can look up to," said Court, a born-again Christian who lives in Perth.
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April 8, 1988 | DAVID KISHIYAMA, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Sports * 1/2 "Bobby Riggs: Ageless Tennis." Academy. $19.95. As wondrous as it is to see an agile, 68-year-old Bobby Riggs still hustling around the court, it's much less of a wonder to watch his 40-minute videotape. Subtitled "You're Never Too Old to Stay Young," it's aimed at senior tennis players. Riggs, who defined the art of the tennis hustle with his victory over Margaret Court in 1973, offers few tips and lots of bromides for the skilled player.
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July 21, 1990
Match point to Mike Downey for his searing, brilliant shot at Margaret Court. I don't know if Martina is 100 times the athlete Jack Nicklaus is, but she is certainly 100 times the human being Court is. MIKE WERB Los Angeles
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September 17, 1986
Swimmer Tracy Caulkins, tennis player Margaret Court, volleyball player Flo Hyman, who died in January of Marfan's Syndrome, and golfer Betsy Rawls have been named to the Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Others chosen were tennis player Hazel Wightman, who established the Wightman Cup in 1923, and Charlotte Dod, who excelled in tennis, golf and archery early in the century.
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June 22, 1997
* Joe Frazier--married at age 15 * Michael Jordan--cut from high school varsity, age 15 * Mary Decker--first world record, age 15 * Margaret Court--60 trophies, age 15 * Pele--first pro soccer contract, age 15-x x-Earned $75 per month Source: World Features Syndicate
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April 8, 1988 | DAVID KISHIYAMA, Compiled by Terry Atkinson
Sports * 1/2 "Bobby Riggs: Ageless Tennis." Academy. $19.95. As wondrous as it is to see an agile, 68-year-old Bobby Riggs still hustling around the court, it's much less of a wonder to watch his 40-minute videotape. Subtitled "You're Never Too Old to Stay Young," it's aimed at senior tennis players. Riggs, who defined the art of the tennis hustle with his victory over Margaret Court in 1973, offers few tips and lots of bromides for the skilled player.
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