Google Maps has mysteriously renamed the Margaret Court Arena the Evonne Goolagong Arena following the homophobic spray Court has spat across Australia over past weeks.
Court cherry-picked the bible to find the bits that suited her own homophobe views to use as a platform to send a public letter to Qantas via the West Australian newspaper criticising the company for supporting same-sex marriage.
When criticised for her ancient beliefs, instead of apologising, she doubled down and declared, “tennis is full of lesbians” and “transgender children are the work of the devil”.
Show Court One at Melbourne Park was renamed Margaret Court Arena in 2003. Court was awarded the honour because of her undeniable tennis achievements. The arena has hosted tennis matches for the Australian Open every year since 1988 and in recent years was also opened up as a music venue. The B52s. Billy Idol, Cheap Trick and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have performed at the arena.
— Ryan Adams (@TheRyanAdams) May 25, 2017
Court has done some bizarre interviews over the past few weeks, one for The Project where she later complained of being “cut off” and a soft interview with 3AW where she claimed her nephew’s Margaret Court Tennis Academy in Albury has had its doors bashed in and children had been attacked as a result of the controversy. For the record Albury police have no record of any disturbances.
Searches for Margaret Court Arena on Google Maps go to the right location but the venue has been renamed Evonne Goolagong Arena on the map.
Tennis champ Martina Navratilova first suggested the name change to Evonne Googalong after the Court controversy. Evonne Goolagong is a seven-time Grand Slam champion and was the first Aboriginal player to represent Australia in world tennis.
Margaret Court is now head of her own church in West Australia.