sport news Margaret Court has medals stolen in home break-in - after she was a no-show at ... trends now
Two people have been charged after awards, medals and other valuables were stolen from the West Australian home of controversial Australian tennis champion Margaret Court on Australia Day.
The men from Edgewater, aged 33 and 34, have been charged with one count of aggravated home burglary and commit and one count of stealing and are due to appear in a Perth court next month.
Thieves allegedly stole awards and medals from Margaret and Barry Court during the break-in. Picture: Fiona Hamilton
'It will be alleged about 8pm, two men gained access to the premises via the front entrance door,' Western Australian police said in a statement.
'Once inside, it will be further alleged the accused rummaged through the victim's property and stole a number of items including awards, medals and jewellery.
'A number of the items were located in nearby bushland and gardens.'
Court holds the all-time record for singles grand slam championships in the Open era with 24 and has a show court named after her at Melbourne Park, which hosts the Australian Open.
However, Court has not been sighted at the Australian grand slam in three years after calls from tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe to have Margaret Court Arena re-named after Evonne