Speaking to i ahead of the Australian Open, Dale Park, the co-convenor of the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, said of renaming the Margaret Court Arena: "Mrs Court's sporting achievements are unquestionable, but her consistent attacks on the LGBTIQ community, including a fellow Australian tennis player [Casey Dellacqua] and their family, fall well short of community expectation".
King said if she was still competing, she wouldn't play on Margaret Court Arena.
Meanwhile, King, who just this week attended the Golden Globe Awards for the film Battle of the Sexes, about her famed match with self-professed male chauvinist pig Bobby Riggs, is attending the Australian Open for the first time in eight years.
There were concerns that players at the Australian Open might refuse to play in the venue baring Court's name.
Court, who has opted to take a crabbing trip rather than attend the Australian Open tennis tournament that runs January 15-28, part of which will be played at the arena named for her, recently chastised the Australian people for voting overwhelmingly in favor of marriage equality in a mail-in ballot that Parliament then honored by making equality the law of the land.
Over time, King said, Court's comments about gays and lesbians "really went deep in my heart and soul".
"Our position hasn't changed", he told reporters.
"They're not the views of our organisation. they're not the views of our sport".
Court has been a fixture in the stands at the season's first grand slam but elected to skip the tournament this year, Tiley confirmed.
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