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Australian Open fans were treated to a “Glam Slam” experience on Friday as Melbourne Park unveiled its annual Pride Day and former player-turned-commentator Laura Robson was on hand to revel in the festivities.

“It’s a chill, fun, relaxed atmosphere,” said the former world No. 27, who officially retired from tennis in 2022 after suffering from chronic hip injuries. “I was tempted to try out the roller skates and the stilts, but probably not with my hip; I’ll leave that today.”

Robson is among the game’s most vocal allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, having launched a one-woman protest of Margaret Court’s virulent anti-gay stance by wearing rainbow ribbons in her Australian Open main-draw debut.

“I didn’t even remember that!” Robson exclaimed when reminded by fellow analyst Alizé Lim. “I wore some rainbow hairbands on Margaret Court Arena, obviously after she came out and said some pretty inexcusable things, in my opinion

“If you're passionate about something, you should absolutely stand up for what you believe in. I was happy to do it 10 years ago, I'm happy to do it today.”

While the 29-year-old has been in the booth on and off as she struggled to rehab various injuries over the years, Robson has been a hit among fans at this year’s Australian Open thanks to her incisive commentary and sharp analysis.