Ukraine tennis star won’t let daughter play as ‘almost all’ players are lesbians

Ukraine tennis player, Sergiy Stakhovsky, who is famous for knocking Roger Federer out of Wimbledon 2013, said he would not let his daughter play tennis as “almost every other” female tennis player is a lesbian.

The world number 49 made the claim during an interview with the Ukrainian Xsport website, which was published on Wednesday 8th July.

When asked if there was any sexual minorities in tennis, he replied: “I think not.”

“You see, on the ATP we have a normal atmosphere.” He continued, according to a translation by

“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.” Stakhovsky continued.

He then drew attention to female tennis legend, Martina Navratilova, who said earlier this year that she couldn’t believe no male tennis players are gay.

“She can think that in the women’s locker room.” Stakhovsky responded.

“She has no clue at all what men’s tennis is. And she’s has nothing to do with it. 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.” He concluded.