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Top 5 tennis players you probably didn't know were homosexual

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11 Oct 2012, 21:50 IST

In recent years, the world, and many closed countries, have become more and more aware of LGBTQ rights and the issues the community face.

 The sporting world not been ignorant of the discussion, and many sportspersons in the recent past have found themselves comfortable enough to come out as gay or lesbian. Unlike several other sports, where athletes have received serious backlash and threats, tennis has been largely open and non-homophobic. 

Tennis is arguably one of the world’s most gay-friendly sports. Many former champions are openly gay, and at the social level, so many gay men and lesbian women play tennis that every major city boasts its own gay tennis club.

Here is our top 5 list of tennis players who you didn’t know were homosexual:

(5) Casey Dellacqua

French Open Mixed Doubles winner Dellacqua has a baby with partner Amanda Judd
French Open Mixed Doubles winner Dellacqua has a baby with partner Amanda Judd

Australian ace Casey Dellacqua is an out lesbian, and this became known to fans when she revealed, in 2013, that she had had a baby with her long-term partner, Amanda Judd. 

Judd is the birth mother of their son Blake, and Dellacqua went on record to say that Blake was her ‘lucky charm’. 

In a 2013 interview after his birth, Dellacqua said she was “juggling being a working mom,” and that she found the creches provided to players at Grand Slams “super useful.”

A doubles specialist, Dellacqua was once the third-ranked doubles player in the world, and has reached the finals of every Grand Slam in the women’s doubles, winning the 2011 French Open mixed doubles title with American Scott Lipsky


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