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post #46 of 534 (permalink) Old Jul 2nd, 2003, 11:38 PM
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I think Billie Jean King is bisexual. She was married for over 20 years, even staying with her husband long after the "outing" by a lesbian who was blackmailing BJK. Billie Jean also had a publicized abortion in 1971.
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all this speculation about lesbians on tour. No mention of gay men. Why is that? arent there any?
I remember (false) rurours about agassi, but nothing else.....
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Anke Huber?!

Please tell me it's true! Is it?
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Hi Rollo

We were in London when Maria was 'outed'. Basically it was the trashy papers that ran sensationalistic headlines and pics on the front pages! I kept a copy but can't find it now amongst all the tennis junk! LOL. Although I shouldn't call in junk.

Yes, your hunch about Maria & Darlene was right. I even have a video of their Wimbledon final in 1959 when Maria beat Darlene - and it is rather cute but funny... coz after the match Darlene kept planting kisses on Maria and grabbing her. The commentator made a funny comment about what a great sport Darlene was kissing her opponent after suffering a loss. But Darlene just kept right on kissing and grabbing Maria and after a couple of times you could tell Maria was getting uncomfortable!!!!! LOL
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How about Conchita and Gigi alleged relationship and later Conchita and Patricia Tarabini??

Also, Anke Huber?? What about Andrei Medvedev and her went out for a while? are we saying this was a cover up?? hmm..i dont reckon.

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Hi Bello

Conchita went out with one of my friends for about 2 years or so... she was a doubles player on the tour (from Australia). That was in the mid-late 90s.
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Also, Anke Huber?? What about Andrei Medvedev and her went out for a while? are we saying this was a cover up?? hmm..i dont reckon.
I forgot about that. Damn.

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C'mon Hingis-Seles-the law of averages means there must be some gays on the men's tour.
That's true, but (and I know this is generalizing a lot) I think there are cultural differences which make gay men less likely to take up sport seriously than gay women, in the same way straight women are less likely to take up sport than straight men.

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Well Lisa Raymond and Rennae stubbs were a couple, and in the tourneys the didn't mind to show it...I think they stopped their doubles team when their relationship ended.

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Has anyone heard of or seen the video Smashing Ladies? It was made in 1988 and perhaps has some gay interest, besides featuring old film clips, one being the 1924 Olympics!
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This is a great thread Rollo - thanks for bumping it back into action. BTW I think the Australian player that Larry King was close to (see discussion earlier in thread) was Janet Young.
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Roumor had it in the early 90s that there was a Graf/Rennae Stubbs relationship.
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steffi was rumoured to be in a relationship with half the world

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What evidence does anyone have that Rennae is gay? She is not "out". Nobody can show me proof to confirm she's had a relationship with either Raymond or Graf. You guys put 2 & 2 together and come up with 5
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Because that seems to be the only relationship Graf had before this weird marriage with Agassi. Stubbs was together with Graf and later with Raymond.
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nobody can judge what any player did in her or his bedroom. outside when somebody was there

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