Re: Serena Williams: First pregnant player to win a Grand Slam title?
Originally Posted by WilliamsOhanian
Jimmy Connors alleged in his book that Chris Evert had an abortion when they were together. Don't know the timeframe of that, and of course it's not been substantiated by Evert herself.
Goolagong's daughter was born in May of 1977, and I briefly thought the 1976 Australian Open was a December slam, but no, that started in 1977 (incidentally, Goolagong won the 1977 Australian Open seven months after giving birth).
Margaret Court's had three kids while playing, the first was born almost exactly 9 months after she reached the Wimbledon final in '71, but obviously that's not a win. The third was born in 1976, and she hadn't won a slam since 1973, so that's out.
I can't find the date of her second child's birth, which was sometime in '74, but she won the US Open in '73, so if the kid was born in May or earlier, there we have it.
Unless somebody can find the date on Court's 2nd child, or someone can verify a miscarriage/abortion, I think we're looking pretty far back in history!
The child (Marika) was born on 25th July 1974 so no, Court wasn't pregnant when she won USO '73
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