Alison Van Uytvanck announced her sexuality publically on a TV show in her native Belgium.
The professional tennis player is currently dating fellow pro-Greet Minnen, according to OutSports. The appearance on Belgian TV was Uytvanck’s first time ever addressing her relationship, which has popped up over the past several months in Instagram posts.
“Nobody has to justify why they are lesbian or gay, it is not a disease,” she said. “We are very open about our relationship and my parents are proud about it. That’s important because the support made us feel good.”
Uytvanck has been ranked as high as no. 44 in the Women’s Tennis Association rankings and currently sits at no. 50, according to OutSports. Greet has been ranked as high as no. 323 in the rankings.