McEnroe hopes Serena passes record of 'crazy aunt' Court

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Margaret Court has an arena named after her at Melbourne Park
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John McEnroe has called on Serena Williams to overtake Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slams and “leave her offensive views in the past”.

On Monday, the Australian Open held a ceremony to mark 50 years since Court completed a calendar Grand Slam.

But the 77-year-old Australian has been criticised for her views on gay marriage and transgender athletes.

McEnroe says Court, who has one more major singles title than Williams, is a “nightmare” for Tennis Australia.

In a video for Eurosport,