Billie Jean King speaks at a media conference. AAP Image/Julian Smith/via REUTERS
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Billie Jean King thinks one of the main venues at the Australian Open should be renamed because of Margaret Court's comments about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.King, a trailblazer for equality and diversity in tennis, said she had initially been a proponent of having Margaret Court Arena named in 2003 in recognition of the 24-time Grand Slam singles winner's contribution to the sport.King will be attending the Australian Open for the first time in eight years, marking the 50th anniversary of her win over Court for the Australian title.King said if she was still competing, she wouldn't play on Margaret Court Arena. Court is a regular at the event, but is not attending this year's Australian Open, which starts Monday.
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