PARIS (AP) — Samantha Stosur says Margaret Court is "digging a very big hole for herself" with her comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Court won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a Christian pastor. In a letter published in The West Australian newspaper last week, Court wrote that she would stop flying Qantas "where possible" because the Australian airline "has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage."
The 74-year-old Court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a Christian radio station interview this week.
"I think she's digging a very big hole for herself at the moment. And for whatever reason, she wants to keep talking about it," Stosur said Friday after beating American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open.