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Today 05:04 AM
tennisvideos
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

Great painting!

Oh, and yes about those 3 clashes between Court and Evert. The French, US and WITC are 3 of the greatest matches between 2 legends I have seen. Both ladies are in supreme form and it took a very gutsy Court to eek out those wins. Of course the best of Evert was still to come, but she was a mighty player as you can see from the footage in these matches even then. And Court was herself a mum and coming back from a year off so amazing to say the least.
May 30th, 2016 11:23 PM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

Margaret Court, 1962 by William Dargie.

Mar 11th, 2016 01:56 AM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

Mags in Argentina-date unknown. Love the extension on this serve.


Nov 18th, 2015 09:51 PM
thrust
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

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Originally Posted by davidjaan1982 View Post
In the US Open and WITC matches between Court and Evert, at the the end of the second set it looks like Court is tired and finished from all the running around. It is amazing that Court actually won the 3rd set in both these matches fairly easily. Maybe Court's strategy was to lull Evert into a false feeling of complacency!! People say Court's nerves let her down at crucial moments. Not in these 2 matches atleast, nor in the French Open that same year for sure... She stood up well to some brutal treatment from Evert in all these matches. I cannot think of any other player who could have withstood that and come out a winner. Have to tip my hat to Mrs Court.
Excellent post, fair and accurate. No one else was going to beat Evert in the 73 FO final, as Chris was beating everyone else easily on clay.
Nov 12th, 2015 11:17 AM
tennisvideos
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

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A blonde Margaret Smith-mid 1960s (looks like 1964 to me) at Wimbledon.

Some incredible pics of Margaret there Rollo - she certainly looks supremely athletic in these pics. I am going to an Evonne Goolagong tribute next Sunday week at Kooyong. The organisers were hoping to get Margaret there as a special surprise guest but she is unable to make it due to her church commitments. However she is going to send a special video message to Evonne. I would have loved to have caught up with Margaret again but it will have to be another time.
Nov 12th, 2015 11:03 AM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

A blonde Margaret Smith-mid 1960s (looks like 1964 to me) at Wimbledon.

Nov 12th, 2015 10:56 AM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

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I really miss Alfajeffster on these boards. I hope he is happy and hitting lots of balls in the heavens
I bet he is-and cracking jokes between every other volley!

Here Margaret in July of 1970-the year of her Grand Slam. This event was the Dutch Open.

Nov 12th, 2015 05:56 AM
tennisvideos
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Bumping this up and remembering my old friend Alfajeffster tonight with a smile
I really miss Alfajeffster on these boards. I hope he is happy and hitting lots of balls in the heavens
Nov 12th, 2015 02:15 AM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

Bumping this up and remembering my old friend Alfajeffster tonight with a smile
Jun 22nd, 2015 10:40 AM
louloubelle
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On the parts we can watch on YT, Evert doesn't dominate the rallies in that FO final. It's pretty balanced and a great example of tactical game from both. Most of the time, I have the impression that Court is dominant and in control, with a confident backhand slice and remarkable (underrated?) footwork, and finishing points at the net with ease. Still that was pretty close and obviously, Court is exhausted at the end for having run a lot.
I think Chrissie was a bit stroppy during the French and didn't buckle down hard enough in the final when it counted. Mother Evert was her chaperone as this time and Chrissie was peeved off that she wasn't getting any alone time with Jimmy Connors.
Jun 21st, 2015 02:04 PM
Hugues Daniel
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

On the parts we can watch on YT, Evert doesn't dominate the rallies in that FO final. It's pretty balanced and a great example of tactical game from both. Most of the time, I have the impression that Court is dominant and in control, with a confident backhand slice and remarkable (underrated?) footwork, and finishing points at the net with ease. Still that was pretty close and obviously, Court is exhausted at the end for having run a lot.
Jun 21st, 2015 11:26 AM
Rollo
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

Court at the 1972 Rothman's Canadian Open. At this point she was returning from the birth of her first child

Feb 12th, 2013 01:34 AM
thrust
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

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Originally Posted by davidjaan1982 View Post
In the US Open and WITC matches between Court and Evert, at the the end of the second set it looks like Court is tired and finished from all the running around. It is amazing that Court actually won the 3rd set in both these matches fairly easily. Maybe Court's strategy was to lull Evert into a false feeling of complacency!! People say Court's nerves let her down at crucial moments. Not in these 2 matches atleast, nor in the French Open that same year for sure... She stood up well to some brutal treatment from Evert in all these matches. I cannot think of any other player who could have withstood that and come out a winner. Have to tip my hat to Mrs Court.
SO TRUE! No other player could have defeated Evert in that FO final. Even though Chris was still young she was easily defeating most other players on clay. No doubt Margreat had nerves of steel for most of her professional career. She and Chris in their prime together would have been awsome all court tennis!
Jan 18th, 2013 08:24 AM
tennisvideos
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

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Originally Posted by davidjaan1982 View Post
In the US Open and WITC matches between Court and Evert, at the the end of the second set it looks like Court is tired and finished from all the running around. It is amazing that Court actually won the 3rd set in both these matches fairly easily. Maybe Court's strategy was to lull Evert into a false feeling of complacency!! People say Court's nerves let her down at crucial moments. Not in these 2 matches atleast, nor in the French Open that same year for sure... She stood up well to some brutal treatment from Evert in all these matches. I cannot think of any other player who could have withstood that and come out a winner. Have to tip my hat to Mrs Court.
Too true Davidjaan .. not many other players would have been capable of withstanding the assault from Miss Evert who was in great touch in those matches and her lobs were sublime.

I think people overplay the Court nerves card. Yes, she admitted it overcame her in a few critical matches eg. Wimbledon 62 v King, Bobby RIggs mothers day massacre and IMO 75 Wimbledon SF v Goolagong. But for the most part I think she handled her nerves incredibly well - she had to to have won 24 of 28 Grand Slam finals! No one has a record in the big ones like that. If nerves affected you badly you would have been lucky to win half of those finals. And to think that in some she came back from the brink to win a number of them eg. 64 French down match point to Turner, 71 Aussie came back from 2-5 3rd set v Goolagong to name a few. And the 70 Wimbledon Final v King was an incredibly gutsy affair by both ladies. Shows she was so MUCH MORE a winner than a choker. And this is also backed up by her career singles win/loss of 92% ...
Jan 17th, 2013 02:28 PM
davidjaan1982
Re: Margaret Court Picture Thread

In the US Open and WITC matches between Court and Evert, at the the end of the second set it looks like Court is tired and finished from all the running around. It is amazing that Court actually won the 3rd set in both these matches fairly easily. Maybe Court's strategy was to lull Evert into a false feeling of complacency!! People say Court's nerves let her down at crucial moments. Not in these 2 matches atleast, nor in the French Open that same year for sure... She stood up well to some brutal treatment from Evert in all these matches. I cannot think of any other player who could have withstood that and come out a winner. Have to tip my hat to Mrs Court.
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