Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: United States of America
Re: Does Margaret Court have 24 or 26 slams?
In 1968, the tennis world was going through an upheaval during the move to "open" tennis. Two US Championships were held that year- the amateur, I believe, was held in Boston at Longwood Cricket Club, and the newly crowned US Open at Forest Hills. Margaret Court won the amateur title in Boston, defeating Maria Bueno in the final. Virginia Wade defeated Billie Jean King at Forest Hills for the inaugural US Open title. Most pundits don't count the amateur title in Court's major record, but some do, which gives her 25 majors. Even Margaret says in her biography that she won the US Championships in 1968, but, in her words, "unfortunately, I won the wrong one". I think I got my facts right, but please (anyone) correct me if I'm wrong with anything.
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