PLAYER PROFILE

Margaret Court

  • Age72
  • Born16 July 1942
  • Birth PlaceAlbury, NSW
  • LivesPerth, Western Australia
  • Height175 cm
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1993
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1979

Singles champion
Australian 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973
French 1962, 1964, 1969-70, 1973
United States 1962, 1965, 1969-70, 1973
Wimbledon 1963, 1965, 1970

Doubles champion
Australian 1961-63, 1965, 1969-71, 1973
French 1964-66, 1973
Wimbledon 1964, 1969
United States 1963, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1963-65, 1969
French 1963-65, 1969
Wimbledon 1963, 1965-66, 1968, 1975
United States 1961-65, 1969-70, 1972

Federation Cup
1963-1965, 1968-1970
Captain 1965, 1968, 1971

Dubbed “The Arm” by Billie Jean King for her formidable reach, Court amassed a list of tournament wins that is unrivalled. She is one of only three players to complete the “boxed set” – singles, doubles and mixed titles at all four majors. A strong, superbly conditioned athlete known for her blanketing net attack and powerful serve, Court collected 64 major titles in singles, doubles and mixed (including two shared Australian mixed titles); her closest rival is Martina Navratilova with 59. In 1970, Margaret Court became just the second woman to complete the Grand Slam; only Steffi Graf has since emulated the feat. As Margaret Smith, the “Aussie Amazon” had already swept a unique Grand Slam in mixed doubles with Ken Fletcher in 1963. An 11-time winner of her national title, from 12 finals, no other player has so dominated a Grand Slam like Court at the Australian Championships.

Margaret Court in the news

Woodies to receive highest tennis honour
Mark Woodforde (L) and Todd Woodbridge celebrate their Wimbledon men's doubles victory in 2000; Getty Images
22 May, 2014

Legendary Australian doubles pair Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde will receive the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.
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Friday 10 to 1 – 70+ seasons
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11 October, 2013

With Serena Williams clinching her 73rd match win in Beijing last week, we honour some of the greats who have posted dominant seasons with 70+ match wins.
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Friday 10 to 1: oldest Grand Slam champions
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6 September, 2013

With the US Open featuring three women's semifinalists over the age of 31, we count down the list of the oldest Grand Slam champions in the Open Era.
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Friday 10 to 1: comebacks from retirement
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2 August, 2013

The tennis world has been abuzz with news of Martina Hingis’s comeback to tennis; today, we take a look at the top 10 most notable comebacks following retirements.
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