Wimbledon giantkiller Alison van Uytvanck said she was comfortable coming out as gay, saying “it is not a disease”.
The 24-year-old Belgian stunned defending champion and third seed Garbine Muguruza 5-7, 6-2, 6-1 to make the third round at the All England Club for the first time.
She then told reporters that she was happy to have come out as gay and talked about her relationship with fellow player Greet Minnen.
“I’m not sick. I don’t have a disease. But I just feel like it’s good that I could come out as a gay person.” Van Uytvanck is just one of three openly gay players on the women’s tour.