Martina Navratilova has been in the eye of the storm lately for some of her statements, but now fans have attacked the women's tennis legend en masse for questioning Maria Sharapova's inclusion in a poll on the best women's tennis player of all times.
A post on X asked fans to vote for the best players in history by listing four players: Serena Williams, Steffi Graf, Maria Sharapova and Martina Navratilova. Navratilova responded by calling Russia's inclusion on the list a joke: "What a joke- I mean Maria? Really? Don't even bother voting." Here are the responses of the fans on X, who slammed the former US champion:
Who is the best tennis player (female) of all time?
Maria would smoke you on her worst day anytime.
@Martina you played tennis with a wooden racket hun and you want to talk down on someone from a whole different era? Shame on you for comparing yourself to someone who played in a time where we had actual athletes and not housewives who played for fun.
You think surviving cancer would have made her humble, get new perspectives, appreciate little things in life and be grateful but nope nada..
Navratilova on the eye of the storm
As we said above, Martina eye of the storm lately for some of her statements.
In fact, Navratilova returned to talk about when she was accused of transphobia because of her statements about transgender athletes in sports.Navratilova recently spoke out very harshly against athletes born male who compete in women's sport, criticizing them sharply.
Conversely, especially on social media, many users attacked the US tennis legend for the words she uttered. Especially the recent ones about transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.Nvratilova also criticized USTA for her stance on transgender athletes competing in women's tennis tournaments after Alicia Rowley's issue.
The former 9 times Wimbledon winner recently voiced her opinion about an American mother who lost custody of her daughter due to differing views on her daughter's gender identity .Mrs.Jeanette Cooper lost custody of her teenage daughter due to her inability to accept that her daughter was transgender.
On the issue, Navratilova explained on X: "This is just so wrong… trans went from 0.02% of the population to going through the roof, statistically speaking.We are literally talking thousands of children into thinking they are trans… and taking them away from supportive parents- insane." She also said about transgender athletes: "I got attacked like crazy on X/Twitter.
Wanting to be open-minded and respectful, I took the tweet down and promised to educate myself, and for the past five years, I've been doing that. I've been reading about testosterone. I've been talking with scientists."
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