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post #31 of 534 (permalink) Old Nov 2nd, 2002, 07:50 AM
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Just a small correction, Gavaldon reached the 1990 and 1995 AO quarter finals. Interestingly enough, she too posed for some sexy photos not unlike that one of Steffi.
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Steffi said in an interview that a famous female player tried to make avances on her when she(steffi) was very young. she also said that the player later married. I have my suspicious ideas, but that's speculation. For sure it's not Nav(since she didn't marry)
irma is right! I have also read this interview. I am not sure about the marrying part...
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thank you for the interesting piece. it makes me wonder if mauresmo will be the last player to come out publicly.
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Didn´t Stevenson complain about some player making advances to her in the locker room at Wimbledon?
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I think it was Samantha Stevenson who talked about it, and I think she also said something about Conchita (although probably not that).
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she said that conchita walked naked through the lockerroom!

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she said that conchita walked naked through the lockerroom!
that has nothing to say. I used to play volleyball and we also walked naked through the lockerroom. that's normal. and I am not gay.

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Stevenson said,"Conchita plops herself butt naked in the locker room. It's disgusting."

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Rollo made a brief mention of Hard & Bueno. I was a little stunned when the legendary balletic Maria Bueno was sensationally outed in the 90s at Wimbledon. The top 10 in the 70s reads like a whos who in lesbian stars: King, Casals, Wade, Stove, Turnbull and then later Mandlikova, Jaeger and heaps more outside the top 10. I have a few close lesbian friends that played the tour in the 70s and 80s so they always have a few interesting stories.

I just wished there were some out guys on the tour. I think they would make great role models for young people who may be gay but are feeling scared, confused or isolated.
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Hi Craig!

I don't know if there are any gay guys on the ATP. They always get those gorgeous women( ) and are seen with them everywhere.

Wade is a lesbian? I am completely out-of-date!

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C'mon Hingis-Seles-the law of averages means there must be some gays on the men's tour.

Aha Tennisvideos, so my hunch about Beuno-Hard was correct! I had a feeling because the old tennis mags never mentioned either one dating men and the old mags always did that. Then of course Darlene missed a Wimbledon when Bueno got hepatitis one year. You don't do that for just a doubles partner! Add in Margaret Court's comment of a few months ago about two top women being a couple when she started on tour and it makes sense.

How was Maria outed Tennisvideos? That's reprehensible IMO. You sure were right about the top ten in the late 70s being largely homesexual. At one point it was more than 50%.

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I wanted a make a further comment on Stevenson. She's obviously homophobic, and her mother is absolutely rabid on the subject. Sometime in the 1990s ( I think about 1995) the paper or publication Samantha Stevenson was writing for killed a story where she was going to "expose" lesbianism on the women's tour. Gay or straight, the women usually protect their own and close circles when they feel attacked. You have to wonder how much Samantha's views have influenced Alexandra and also how the negative reaction against Samantha spilled over to her daughter.
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but were there not a lot of pseudo lesbians?. I mean like in prison. you are all together and on the road no time to find a man so you take a woman as surrogate

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Rollo, yeah I am sure, but I've just never heard of it like in the women. Plus, there are no rampant fears of gay guys attacking young guys joining the tour.

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