"Court won 3/4 Slams in 4 other years"
Margaret Court arrived at Wimbledon five times having won the Australian and French Champs earlier in the year, in 1962, 1964, 1969, 1970 and 1973, but only in 1970 was she able to win the third major of the year as well. I think Wimbledon was/is such a Mecca for Australian players (and, of course, for players from other countries) that the added pressure there got to Marge, great as she was. Players like Lenglen, Wills and Connolly probably coped better with that pressure.
Perhaps, but I'm not sure I fully agree.
Certainly 1962 could be such a case. 1961 was Margaret's first year on the world circuit and outside the Slams she could be said to have been the #1 player - her lack of experience let her down where it mattered.
As you say Wimbledon was the Holy Grail for Aussie players and I am sure going into it in 1962 as hot favourite and halfway to the Grand Slam did get to her given her still relative lack of experience especially when you think she had a winning lead in the final set against Billie Jean. However, even at that stage BJ was still a force to be reckoned with on grass and it was a hellsih first round draw to get.
The others are more open to question. Maria Bueno was one of the greats on grass around the 60s - 3 Wimbledons and 4 US titles. She was just the better player on the day in 1964 - it could have gone either way.
Although clay springs immediately to mind when you mention Chris Evert one tends not to realise just how a good a player she was on grass. Admittedly Martina Navratilova was the better on that surface but although she usually had the better of Chris on that surface it was never an easy match for her. Evert was perfectly capable of beating Margaret on grass -I don't believe 1973 was down to nerves. The scorline was pretty wierd as well 6-1 1-6 6-1 - what on earth do you make of that?
Much as I admire Ann Jones you could never claim she was quite in the same class as those we have already mentioned but she was a very fine player. All those who have seen the Wimby semi against Court in 1969 agree she was a player inspired and on a mission that day playing well above herself. After 14 years of top clas tennis she finally produced her first ever topspin backhand in competitve play! I believe she might even have beaten the great Navratilova on that occasion so fired up was she.
Margaret herself remarked afterwards that she had played well that day - Mrs Jones had simply played better.