Richel Hogenkamp: 'Margaret Court should not be that outspoken'


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Richel Hogenkamp: 'Margaret Court should not be that outspoken'

Richel Hogenkamp, who is one of the few openly gay players on the WTA Tour recently stood against what Australian tennis legend Margaret Court views on homosexuality.

She also wants the Australian Open to take Margaret Court's name off one of its stadiums in protest. Court recently announced that she will stop flying with Qantas Airlines "where possible" to protest against their idea of supporting same-sex marriages.

Hogenkamp said that Australian Open organisers should consider removing Court's name from the venue where the first major of the year takes place.

"I don't think you should be that outspoken. I have a girlfriend myself. I don't agree with what she's saying," said the 25-year-old, world number 105 Dutchwoman.

"So I think it would be a good thing to see if Australian Open can maybe change the name of the stadium, because I think if you're in that kind of position, maybe some players they don't feel so comfortable playing in a stadium named after Margaret Court.

“I see that many players comment against her. So, if many players stand behind it, I think maybe something can change. Who knows."

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