COVID-19 and Tennis

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I have some issues with the denigration of "great achievers"..because they later present with less than socially acceptable views.
She either was a great sports person or she was not..
What she is now should be less relevant. (IMnsHO )
All reads a bit like the new age "permanence of guilt" .. no longer can you do the time for the crime.. guilty is now a life sentence
 

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I have some issues with the denigration of "great achievers"..because they later present with less than socially acceptable views.
She either was a great sports person or she was not..
What she is now should be less relevant. (IMnsHO )
All reads a bit like the new age "permanence of guilt" .. no longer can you do the time for the crime.. guilty is now a life sentence
While I agree, if they use their status as a great tennis player to achieve a louder voice in the media with divisive opinions then the two become inextricably linked.
 
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I have some issues with the denigration of "great achievers"..because they later present with less than socially acceptable views.
She either was a great sports person or she was not..
What she is now should be less relevant. (IMnsHO )
All reads a bit like the new age "permanence of guilt" .. no longer can you do the time for the crime.. guilty is now a life sentence
However, some seem to be quite okay with bringing it upon themselves, without any help being needed from others. What is said in later years becomes more relevant, as the good that was done in the earlier years has long gone, including for those Australian tennis greats who were admired by those around them for what they saw of them at the time.

Anyway, Maggie must be doing something right as her church snookered some cash in Job Keeper: Uproar over $500,000 JobKeeper payments for Margaret Court's church
 
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Well, I guess that was a forlorn hope 🙄. A great tennis player will always be a great tennis player. Deal with it, eh?
Providing he/she sticks to tennis and not vilify or denegate other equally talented sportspeople with absurd comments based on medieval superstitions.
 

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An all Australian men's doubles final would be amazing. Fingers crossed. But I can't help thinking it may well be a no Australian men's doubles final.
 

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What is said in later years becomes more relevant, as the good that was done in the earlier years has long gone, i
All the championships Margaret Court won are still won. Still a former champion tennis player.

Honestly, it’s not uncommon for people in later years to have and express views unpalatable to others. It does not take away from their achievements in their prime.
 

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It's just occurred to me that including a judge in judicial robes in one of this year's Drumstick ads was an unwitting stroke of marketing genius, seeing that Drumstick is an AO sponsor.
 

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All the championships Margaret Court won are still won. Still a former champion tennis player.

Honestly, it’s not uncommon for people in later years to have and express views unpalatable to others. It does not take away from their achievements in their prime.

How do we know they didn't secretly harbour those vile thoughts the whole time they were playing though..... Players like Novak are at least honest about it and up front.
 

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