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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

COURT, MARGARET (nee Margaret Smith)
Australia
Born 16 July, 1942 in Albury, NSW, Australia
Married Barry Michael Court, 28 October 1967 in Perth
Nicknames: “The Arm”
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
[Active 1958-1977]

Won the Grand Slam in singles (1970) and mixed doubles (1963) with Ken Fletcher-the only female to have won it in two disciplines. With 24 singles slams and 64 total (24 in singles, 19 in doubles, and 21 in mixed) she leads these categories among all women.

Australia's greatest ever women's champion; she can also lay a strong claim to being the greatest female ever. Aided by superior athletic ability and training, she was ahead of her time in using weights to train.

All-time leader in singles majors (at 24) and in the total title count (64). With at least 193 confirmed singles titles she also leads among modern women, though Elizabeth Ryan is the all-time leader. If that isn't enough to cement her status among the pantheon of greats Margaret captured the Grand Slam in 1970.

Son Danny born 06 March 1972.

In 1970-the year of her Grand Slam



From the 1960s



Sources:

Hedges, Martin. Encyclopedia of Tennis. Pages 68-70.

Margaret Court's Full Title Haul - TennisForum.com
Margaret Court's record - TennisForum.com
Margaret Smith Court - TennisForum.com

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