Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rant time - Margaret Court, out dated and over rated.

I have not had a rant on the blog for a while and with Wimbledon around the corner, people begin to talk about slams, records, who has won how many and so on. It defiantly happens near the start of every slam, and in Australia one name pops up, Margaret Court and so does talk of her number of slams, and how no one will catch it. This really displeases me as I do find Margaret Court over rated and she holds a very outdated and ignorant. In this case, ignorance is most defiantly not bliss.

Court, a member of The International Tennis Hall of Fame is regarded by some as the greatest female tennis player of all time, I believe this statement is incredibly false and believe her opinion is bad for tennis. Court won a total of 24 Grand Slam titles, only 11 in the open era essentially meaning the majority of her titles came when professionals were banned from playing as she her self decided to not go pro.

During Court's era the skill level and ability of players was allot less, and no, it was not just because of equipment! If we were to take Margaret Court at her peek and put her against players like Chris Evertt, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Matrina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Kim Clijsters, Justine Henin, Venus Williams at their peeks, she would not stand much chance...if any at all. Court is very lucky to be born in the period she did.

Now to her personal opinion, first anyone who trains to be a minister and opens their own church is crazy in my eyes. Not only that but she has her own TV Show as well...on the Australian Christian Channel! Now anyway in 1990 Court stated that Martina Navratilova and other lesbian and bisexual players were ruining the sport of tennis and setting a bad example for younger 1994 when delivering a speech at Parliament House in Canberra, Court exclaimed that "Homosexuality is an abomination to the Lord! Abortion is an abomination to the Lord!" then in 2002, Court said that homosexuals commit "sins of the flesh" and can be "changed" I mean to say those things in a contemporary society in the 1990's and 2000's is just wrong.

Margaret Court is over rate and holds an outdated prejudice opinion that should not be publicly expressed by an influential person such as her self, her expressing these opinions is very bad for the sport.

Thankyou for your time, and for what its worth I think Navratilova is the GOAT, but there is someone else who is not far behind.


caps321 said...

Looks like Uverse isn't having the multi court channel. So, I'm left with ESPN2 & 3. By looking at the schedule for tomorrow on '3'.. I see:

7am (Eastern) - Court 14, 17, 2, 16, 3, 12, 18, presented by IBM. (this must be the ESPN2 network feed.)
8am (Eastern) - Court 1, Centre Court.

Which means I should be able to see all my women hopefully!

Concerning Ms. Court and others on television like her.. IMO, these people (of all religions) are nothing but a bunch of crooks and hypocrites. I like to think of organized religion as one big sham which has been hijacked by politics.

Carlos said...

I agree with you Caps321. Ms. Court could fit in perfectly with the U.S. political party GOP (Republicans), those cats are racist, homophobic, and use religion as their front. No wonder why politics is the last refuge of scoundrels. Pathetic views from Ms. Court. Only because a person is great in a sport doesn't make them a role model.

Captain, you can not compare players from different eras because everything changes through time, training, equipment, diets, etc. Imagine "The Drinking Lady" against Evert:

Evert: Go ahead sweetie take a couple of more sips of your "power aide" it will probably make forget the drumming that I'm giving you.

Drinking Lady: I'm going to need a drink after this. Hey Chris wanna come?

Captain we can only say that players were great in their respective eras.

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