Swedish tennis player Johanna Larsson admits to being homosexual

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, September 14th, 2017 | 0

Speaking out publicly for the first time, Swedish tennis star Johanna Larsson has revealed that she is in a same-sex relationship.

The 29-year-old said she has been in a relationship with Amanda Strang — a golfer — since the last two years but never made it public.

She had her own set of reasons though. “I kept it hidden because I was afraid of losing sponsors ‘ support,” Larrsson said.

“My sports career depended on other people, but then the situation became unsustainable,” she added.

Larrsson added that she would be scared of openly talking about it — especially with her mother.

“Once my mother asked me if I went out with a girl and I denied, it was horrible,” she said.

This is not the first time a tennis player has openly spoken about being in a same-sex relationship.

Casey Dellacqua, Richel Hogenkamp and Francesca Schiavone are among the active players who comprise the list, while the former notable players include Martina Navratilova, Conchita Martinez, Amelie Mauresmo and Billie Jean King.

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