- Born16 July 1942
- Birth PlaceAlbury, NSW
- LivesPerth, Western Australia
- Height175 cm
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1993
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1979
“I loved playing for my nation and representing my nation ... that still brings tears to my eyes.”
— Margaret Court, 27 Jan 2020
» Margaret Court’s Golden Grand Slam Anniversary
Australian 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973
French 1962, 1964, 1969-70, 1973
United States 1962, 1965, 1969-70, 1973
Wimbledon 1963, 1965, 1970
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
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
Several Australian champions - of both today and yesteryear - are celebrating significant anniversaries of US Open triumphs this year.
With her Grand Slam breakthrough at Roland Garros in 2019, Ash Barty demonstrated that approaching challenges with a positive attitude can reap major rewards.
Australia’s top players are continuing a tradition of camaraderie that was famously established by their major-winning predecessors.
Fifty years since Margaret Court won the first of 11 Australian titles and went on to win a calendar-year Grand Slam, the golden anniversary was marked at AO 2020.