PLAYER PROFILE

Margaret Court

  • Age75
  • 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

Australian Open champion Mervyn Rose dies, age 87
Mervyn Rose. Tennis Australia
24 July, 2017

The tennis family is mourning the passing of seven-time Grand Slam champion Mervyn Rose AM.
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Barty, Dellacqua eyeing history in Paris
MOVING ON: Australian duo Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty are into the French Open semifinals; Getty Images
8 June, 2017

Duo aiming to become first all-Australian women's doubles pair in half a century to reach all four Grand Slam finals.
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Where to play tennis over Easter
John Christiansen and Cameron Christansen, step father and step son, in doubles action at the Echuca Lawn Tennis Club annual Easter tournament; Robyn Christiansen
8 March, 2016

Check out our comprehensive guide to all the places in Australia staging tennis tournaments during Easter - enter now for your shot at glory!
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Stosur joins the Fed Cup greats
Sam Stosur (R) poses with Anna Karolina Schmiedlova ahead of their reverse singles rubber in the Australia v Slovakia Fed Cup World Group II tie in Bratislava; Roman Benicky
8 February, 2016

Sam Stosur's three victories in Fed Cup play against Slovakia have seen her leapfrog tennis legends Margaret Court and Evonne Goolagong on the all-time Australian winners…
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