Presumably they’re playing mixed doubles?July 4, 2019 Tim WorstallSport18 CommentsFirst gay couple to play Wimbledon doubles call for backing from the sport previousFrom George MonbiotnextIt’s a remarkable view of life 18 thoughts on “Presumably they’re playing mixed doubles?” JuliaM July 4, 2019 at 8:47 am “…Van Uytvanck and Minnen said they had had only positive reactions. However, they did admit to adjusting their behaviour while on tour in less tolerant societies. “For sure, we are not going to hold hands if we are in Egypt or somewhere,” said Minnen, ranked 128th in the world.” But, sure, ladies, it’s the West that needs to ‘give backing’ to people… Andrew M July 4, 2019 at 8:58 am “There must be some gay men [actively playing] out there.” Must there? My impression is that lesbians are over-represented in sport; whereas gay men are under-represented. It’s selection effect, not fer of coming out. Steve July 4, 2019 at 9:48 am Bloody hell. Couldn’t they have gotten Anna Kournikova to say she’s a lezzer, or something? I thought the Williams sisters – who always seemed about to angrily chuck barrels at Super Mario – were unattractive, but this pair look like funfair mirror reflections who escaped into our world. MC July 4, 2019 at 10:06 am I’m sure there are gay male tennis players, but if this couple don’t know of any (they’re not claiming they know of closeted gay players) then the number is probably pretty tiny. And maybe, just maybe these men have no interest in declaring their sexuality to the world? I know plenty of gay men in business who are cheerfully out in their private lives but make no mention of their sexuality at work, because it’s no one else’s business. Actually gay men in tennis probably stay quiet for the same reason gay men in business do, so they don’t get bothered by tedious LGBTWTF activists or fat birds looking for a cool best friend. The Meissen Bison July 4, 2019 at 10:25 am Uytvanck – well you’d have to, wouldn’t you? Gamecock July 4, 2019 at 11:12 am ‘While the number of women who have come out while playing is relatively small’ Wish I had a video of that. Can’t imagine how they did it. bilbaoboy July 4, 2019 at 11:15 am ‘Greet Minnen and Alison van Uytvanck in action at Wimbledon.’ The mind boggles. Steve July 4, 2019 at 11:23 am Gamecock – maybe they mentioned their love of sensible shoes and golf in between sets? Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA July 4, 2019 at 11:53 am ‘While the number of women who have come out while playing is relatively small’ Wonder what they think of Martina Navratilova and the kerfuffle she got in over Ls and Ts not having the same interests. Ted S, Catskill Mtns, NY, USA July 4, 2019 at 11:57 am And maybe, just maybe these men have no interest in declaring their sexuality to the world? To be fair, tournament winners often go over for a spot of celebration with their family/coaches in the players’ box. You’d think gay/lesbian players would celebrate with their partners just like straight players do with their wives/girlfriends. Andrew C July 4, 2019 at 12:34 pm @Steve “Couldn’t they have gotten Anna Kournikova to say she’s a lezzer, or something?” Anna is a lezzer. In my head. She’s having a steamy relationship with golfer Lexi Thompson. Bloke on M4 July 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm Not sure this is big news. There’s loads of lesbian tennis players on the internet. Jussi July 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm Hats off to these two tennis players not having any visible tattoos or piercings to emphasise their “individuality”. My cousin is a lezzer, she also looks and dresses “normal” and also has very conservative views. But why do most LGBTAAQWEDFJH++++GFRRTGFAAARRRGGGH have to look like freaks? MC July 4, 2019 at 5:18 pm why do most LGBTAAQWEDFJH++++GFRRTGFAAARRRGGGH have to look like freaks? You’ve already answered your question. Actually, most of them – like your cousin – are entirely normal people who happen to be gay. ‘Activists’ however are always total freak shows. Oh yeah, and trannies are all mental. BniC July 4, 2019 at 6:40 pm @MC incidence of mental health issues and suicidal ideation is very high for trans, though that’s seen as a result of their condition not as a cause of their condition Pcar July 4, 2019 at 7:19 pm @Jussi July 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm +1 It’s like they want to make themselves ugly – although Jo Brand (spit) doesn’t need tats etc to achieve that. Maybe they become lezzers as no man wants them? The Meissen Bison July 4, 2019 at 7:44 pm OK, I’ll try that again… Uytvanck? – vell you vud heff to, vudn’t you? Pcar July 6, 2019 at 12:39 am @TMB Alison Van Uytvanck – Boris Becker’s son? Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.