Belgian tennis player Alison Van Uytvanck kissed her girlfriend at Wimbledon this weekend, and it was aired on the BBC.
— René Denfeld (@Renestance) July 7, 2018
Van Uytvanck, 24, came out earlier this year in a TV interview after she won the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest. She also said that she is in a relationship with professional tennis player Greet Minnen.
After qualifying for octafinals at Wimbledon, Van Uytvanck celebrated with a kiss, and Twitter loved it.
— Fernando Murciego (@fermurciego) July 7, 2018
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) July 8, 2018
Love is love❤️ https://t.co/TqIegAcLti
— Zuhal Demir (@Zu_Demir) July 7, 2018
Van Uytvanck said that she doesn’t think that coming out affected her game, but that she just needed to come out because she had no reason not to.
“I’m not sick. I don’t have a disease,” she said at a press conference.
Alison Van Uytvanck talking about coming out as a gay tennis player. This is important guys 🌈
video from Wimbledon YouTube pic.twitter.com/VDJslFjrnk
— James 2⃣4⃣ (@P2Hags) July 6, 2018