PLAYER PROFILE

Margaret Court

  • Age78
  • 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
“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

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

Celebrating US Open anniversaries of Aussie champions
Margaret Court, Lleyton Hewitt, Sam Stosur and Ken Rosewall are all celebrating US Open anniversaries this year. Pictures: Getty Images
31 August, 2020

Several Australian champions - of both today and yesteryear - are celebrating significant anniversaries of US Open triumphs this year.
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Ash Barty: The power of self-belief
A SPECIAL MOMENT: Ash Barty celebrates winning Roland Garros in 2019. Picture: Getty Images
6 June, 2020

With her Grand Slam breakthrough at Roland Garros in 2019, Ash Barty demonstrated that approaching challenges with a positive attitude can reap major rewards.
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Aussie players: a special connection
TEAM MATES: Nick Kyrgios and Alex de Minaur in action during the ATP Cup in January. Picture: Getty Images
12 April, 2020

Australia’s top players are continuing a tradition of camaraderie that was famously established by their major-winning predecessors.
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Margaret Court’s Golden Grand Slam Anniversary
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27 January, 2020

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.
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