Tennis: Margaret Court to attend Saturday’s State League women’s final


Margaret Court at Royal Kings Park Tennis Club.
Margaret Court at Royal Kings Park Tennis Club.

TENNIS legend Margaret Court will be courtside at Saturday’s women’s State League tennis final at the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club where she won the 1975 WA Open Tennis Championships.

Court was also part of the winning Australian Federation Cup team that played at the Kings Park club in December 1970.

Centre court was named after the 75-year-old when Next Generation Kings Park took over the facility in 2007.

Margaret Court. Picture: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Royal Kings Park will take on Blue Gum Tennis Club, who are playing in a second consecutive grand final, from 12.30pm.

Last year’s State League MVP Katie O’Shea will lead Blue Gum in to the final along with former US college players Sheridan Currie, Hannah Innes and Sally Partington along with Marisa Gianotti, who has played on the national circuit and recently started Elevate Tennis Academy in Mt Claremont.

Royal Kings Park’s Bojana Bobusic, who achieved a WTA world-ranking of 220 in singles, goes in to the grand final undefeated and will play alongside State League veteran of 21 years Nicole Sewell, dual State League title holders Nina Catovic and Astrid Kanther as well as Brittany Sheed who has trained at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra and former US college player Janelle Cuthbertson.

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