‘Here come Miss Ann’: Black people know the likes of Margaret Court all too well

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People were annoyed rather than upset at the Australian’s criticism of Serena Williams. After all, they knew what to expect

Tennis fans had yet to shed their party clothes from the Serena Williams farewell fest when Margaret Court crashed the party and released a funk that got folks up in arms.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph’s Oliver Brown published on Monday, Court said of Serena, “I’ve admired her as a player … But I don’t think she has ever admired me.” Has Court called Serena to express this admiration? If not, why speculate what Serena may or may not feel? In the interview Court – a 24-time grand slam singles champion – also raises her issues with Serena’s sportsmanship, abilities after giving birth and the comforts of life on tour in the modern era.

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Written by Merlisa Lawrence Corbett
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/sep/06/margaret-court-serena-williams-comments-grand-slam-titles-tennis under the title “‘Here come Miss Ann’: Black people know the likes of Margaret Court all too well”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.