She did - for once- resist the bait the press throws her way. She usually can't resist (as I believe she's a very truthful person even though I don't share her beliefs). But good on her for keeping it all about the tennis for once.Her responses seemed spot on me too. For once she didn't take the bait the press no doubt throws out in hopes they'll get a juicy quote from her.
For all the criticism sent her way (a good deal justified and a good deal over the top IMO) one thing has stood out to me in all of this over the last few years. Evonne Goolagong. In all the calls to rename Court arena, including Martina's theatrics, no one seems to have bothered to ask Evonne what she thought of all this. And if they did ask she either kept mum or they didn't publish because she has nothing bad to say against Margaret.
Evonne - as an aboriginal - suffered just as much discrimination as LBGQT (etc) back in those 60/70s days but Marg was there to provide support to Evonne in her earliest years on the tour.
Margaret never gets any credit for this support of a minority group but I'm sure Evonne would agree it was a major help for her in those early days. How many American players played with an African-American player in doubles back then 50 years ago? You can't say anyone was supporting a gay player back then by playing with them in doubles cos 99 percent would have denied it (including BJK, Martina etc).
How would/could Evonne ever say that Margaret was a nasty person and her achievements should be ignored - even though she - like many of us - may not agree with Marg's religious views of recent years?