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

1974 Fed Cup team honoured
Australia's 1974 Fed Cup team of Dianne Balestrat (L) and Janet Young (R) are presented with commemorative prints by Margaret Court at the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards in honour of the 40th anniversary of their triumph; Elizabeth Xue Bai
25 November, 2014

Australia’s champion Fed Cup team of 1974 was honoured on Monday night at the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards on the 40th anniversary of their historic triumph.
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Blue carpet highlights
Sam Stosur, Alicia Molik and Casey Dellacqua on the blue carpet at the 2014 Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards; Elizabeth Xue Bai
24 November, 2014

Current Aussie stars and legends of the game got dressed up and walked the blue carpet for the cameras at the Newcombe Medal Australian Tennis Awards.
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Sedgman opens up on career in new book
Frank Sedgman poses with his biography at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club; Fiona Hamilton
3 November, 2014

Australian tennis legend Frank Sedgman has spoken frankly about revered coach Harry Hopman and the backlash he received at turning pro in his new biography.
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Introducing the new Margaret Court Arena
Margaret Court and Margaret Court Arena architect Hamish Lyon at the launch of Australian Open 2015. FIONA HAMILTON
8 October, 2014

Say hello to the new Margaret Court Arena!
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