And there I was, thinking Margaret Court had gotten into trouble again. From the Times Of India :
Tennis star Sania Mirza on Friday denied favouring pre-marital sex and alleged that media had misquoted her over the issue.
Claiming that she was totally against pre-marital sex, Sania said she was pained at the maligning of her image by misquoting her. She said a non-issue has been turned into a serious controversy by misquoting her.
“I would like to clearly say on record that I could not possibly justify pre-marital sex as it is a very big sin in Islam and one which I believe will not be forgiven by Allah,” Sania said in a statement issued here.
Her clarification came a day after strong protests from Muslim community and also various other organisations over the reported comments made in New Delhi on Wednesday.
“Attributing a viewpoint that is totally contrary to what I believe in and what I stand for as a Muslim and as an Indian girl is a creation of media to sensationalise a story and such sensitive issues needed to be confirmed before making such attempts,” she said.
Jon Solomon, our resident expert on morality, informs us that Sania’s earlier (alleged) remarks have led to her being burned in effigy. To which I say, why couldn’t it have been John Newcombe?