Martina Navratilova and ROSIE CASALS in attendance Nov 7, 2022; Forth Worth, TX, USA; Martina Navratilova and ROSIE CASALS in attendance for the Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) and Katerina Siniakova (CZE) and Elise Mertens (BEL) and Veronika Kudermetova doubles final on day eight of the WTA Finals at Dickies Arena.

Tennis legend Martina Navratilova offered up a four-word reaction on Wednesday after a witness at a Congressional hearing about defending the civil rights of LGBTQ+ Americans was asked if she thought men had a biological advantage over women in sports.

Kelley Robinson, president of the Human Rights Campaign, was asked by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. said that she couldn’t “definitively” say men have an advantage over women in athletic competition. Robinson then brought up the notion that some men believe they could beat tennis legend Serena Williams in a head-to-head matchup.

That led anti-transgender activist Riley Gaines to point out that Serena and her sister Venus, both “lost to the 203rd-ranked male tennis player” a while back.

Karsten Braasch challenged and beat both Serena and Venus at the 1998 Australian Open after the sisters claimed they could beat any man ranked outside of the top 200.

Navratilova saw the exchange on Twitter and responded with just four words.

“This is just sad,” she wrote.

While the nine-time Wimbledon champion has been a longtime activist for the LGBTQ+ community, she has been vocally against transgender women competing against other women in athletics.

In March of this year, she praised World Athletics for taking on a policy of preventing transgender female athletes from women’s competitions, calling it a “step in the right direction.”

[Fox News]

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