This year’s Wimbledon tennis championship tournament had a bright gay spot with Belgian tennis players Alison van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen making history as the first ever out lesbian couple playing together  as doubles partners.

We actually highlighted the couple last year when Uytvanck kissed Minnen in the stands after winning her Wimbledon match. But this year, Minnen isn’t just supporting her girlfriend from the sidelines — she’s playing alongside her on the court.

They’ve effectively made history as the first ever out same-sex couple to play doubles at Wimbledon together, according to

Uytvanck, 25, came out in a 2018 TV interview after she won the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest. At the time she said that she was in a relationship with Minnen, a professional tennis player and that she 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.

The couple then made a splash at Wimbledon 2018 when the BBC aired their post-match kiss.

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