If you’re a tennis fan, you’ve probably already heard of pro player Sergiy Stakhovsky. Well, he apparently isn’t going to let his daughter play tennis when she gets older.
In a recent interview with xsport.ua, who are a Ukrainian website, this is because he apparently believes half of the women who play tennis professionally are lesbians. He also believes that male tennis has what he calls a “normal atmosphere” with no gay players whatsoever.
He spoke in response to some comments made by Martina Navratilov made about gay male players, which in case you missed it went as such: “On the tennis court, I would certainly like to see more players come out. I can’t believe that there has never been a male player that has taken that step. With each passing celebrity coming out or athlete, it becomes less of a big deal and that’s eventually what we want it to be, for it not just to matter.”
Sergiy’s response was, well, interesting: “She has no clue at all what men’s tennis is,” he said. “And she has nothing to do with [men’s tennis]. On the WTA Tour, almost every other player is a lesbian. Can you imagine? Half of them. So I for sure won’t send my daughter to play tennis.”
Sergiy then went on to make the claim that no male tennis players are gay: “If there was anything, we’d know about it, because it’s a very closed circle. Earlier, there used to be talk about Gasquet, about Nadal, even about Federer. I won’t sacrifice my hand for the whole tour and the new guys who are just joining, but in the backbone of the top 100, there are definitely no gays.”