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Margaret Smith-Court (Albury16 July 1942) is a former Australian tennis player. She won a total of 62 grand slam tournaments, of which 24 in singles, more than any other tennis player ever. Of those 24 WINS, she won eleven times the women's singles at the Australian Open. Its peak years were the years 60. She was the second woman ever in 1970 and the first professional woman, who wrote her name on a grand slam , by all four major grand slam tournaments in one year to win. She is the only person to ever hit a grand slam in both a single, realized as a doubles tournament. In 1979 was inducted into the international Tennis Hall of Fame.

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[hide]*1 Biography

Biography[Edit]Edit

Margaret was on 16 July 1942 in Albury in New South Wales born Margaret Jean Smith. She began playing tennis at the age of 8 and when she was seventeen, she won her first of a total of seven Australian Open titles. In 1966 she stopped temporarily with tennis, after which she married (28 October 1967) and adopted the name Margaret Court. In 1968 she came back and won in 1970 all grand slam tournaments in one year. In 1977 they finally stopped with tennis.

[1][2]In the foreground the Margaret Court Arena

In 2003, the so-called Show Court One at Melbourne Park, where the Australian Open is held every year, renamed Margaret Court Arena

Palmares[Edit]Edit

Won grand slam tournaments singles[Edit]Edit

year tournament opponent in final score
1960 [3]

Australian Open (1)

[4]

Jan Lehane

7-5, 6-2
1961 [5]

Australian Open (2)

[6]

Jan Lehane

6-1, 6-4
1962 [7]

Australian Open (3)

[8]

Jan Lehane

6-0, 6-2
1962 [9]

Roland Garros (1)

[10]

Lesley Turner

6-3, 3-6, 7-5
1962 [11]US Open (1) [12]

Darlene Hard

9 – 7, 6 – 4
1963 [13]

Australian Open (4)

[14]

Jan Lehane

6-2, 6-2
1963 [15]Wimbledon) (1) [16]

Billie Jean Moffitt

6 – 3, 6 – 4
1964 [17]

Australian Open (5)

[18]

Lesley Turner

6 – 3, 6 – 2
1964 [19]

Roland Garros (2)

[20]Maria Bueno 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
1965 [21]

Australian Open (6)

[22]

Maria Bueno

5-7, 6-4, 5 – 2 of contents
1965 [23]Wimbledon (2) [24]

Maria Bueno

6-4, 7-5
1965 [25]US Open (2) [26]

Billie Jean Moffitt

8-6, 7-5
1966 [27]

Australian Open (7)

[28]

Nancy Richey

walkover
1969 [29]

Australian Open (8)

[30]

Billie Jean King

6 – 4, 6 – 1
1969 [31]

Roland Garros (3)

[32]

Ann Haydon-Jones

6 – 1, 4 – 6, 6 – 3
1969 [33]US Open (3) [34]

Nancy Richey

6-2, 6-2
1970 [35]

Australian Open (9)

[36]

Kerry Melville

6-1, 6-3
1970 [37]

Roland Garros (4)

[38]

Helga Niessen Masthoff

6-2, 6-4
1970 [39]Wimbledon (3) [40]

Billie Jean King

14-12, 11-9
1970 [41]US Open (4) [42]

Rosie Casals

6-2, 2-6, 6-1
1971 [43]

Australian Open (10)

[44]

Evonne Goolagong

2 – 6, 7-6, 7-5
1973 [45]

Australian Open (11)

[46]

Evonne Goolagong

6-4, 7-5
1973 [47]

Roland Garros (5)

[48]Chris Evert 6 – 7, 7-6, 6-4
1973 [49]US Open (5) [50]

Evonne Goolagong

7-6, 5-7, 6-2

Performance Table[Edit]Edit

Grand slam singles[Edit]Edit

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975
[51]

Australian Open

2R W W W W W W W F W W W W KF
[52]

Roland Garros

KF W KF W F HF W W 3R W
[53]Wimbledon KF 2R W F W HF KF HF W F HF HF
[54]US Open HF W F 4R W KF W W HF W KF

Grand slam doubles[Edit]Edit

Tournament 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975 1976
[55]

Australian Open

F W W W F W F HF W W W W F KF
[56]

Roland Garros

3R F F W W W F HF HF W
[57]Wimbledon F HF F W 3R F KF W HF F KF KF
[58]US Open 2R KF W F W F W F W W

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