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Margaret Court

Margaret Court
  • Residence: Perth, Australia
  • Date of Birth: 16 Jul 1942
  • Birthplace: Albury, NSW, Australia
  • Height: 5'9'' (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 149 lbs. (67.5 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro (n/a)/Retired (1975)

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Margaret Court Biography

Maiden name was Smith...Married Barry Court in 1967; His father was a former Western Australian Minister for Industry...Maiden name is Smith...Gave birth to first child in February 1972 and returned to tour after Wimbledon; gave birth to second child in 1974 and returned to tour later in year; has four children in all...Ordained as a minister (Reverend Court) in 1991 and toured Australia in a mobile ministry; also traveled to other nations with ministry...Autobiography Court on Court was published in 1975.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles -
WTA Doubles Titles -
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - -
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - -
Prize Money $0
W/L - Singles - - -
W/L - Doubles - - -
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Results

LOS ANGELES

WTA // USA // 14-Feb-1977 // $100,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/0D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
S Loss Martina Navratilova (USA) 0 5-7 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
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ò Accumulated 24 Grand Slam singles titles, 19 doubles and 19 mixed; holds all-time records for most Grand Slam singles titles (24), mixed doubles titles (19) and total titles (62)
ò In 1970, became second woman in tennis to achieve the Grand Slam - Australian, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and United States singles titles in the same calendar year; at Roland Garros, trailed Olga Morozova 6-3, 5-2 and suffered from leg cramps before coming back; injured ankle during Wimbledon, so rushed the net as much as possible in defeating Billie Jean King in final; also is the only player to achieve a Grand Slam in both singles and mixed doubles, winning all four mixed titles with Ken Fletcher in 1963
ò In four years, 1962, 65, 69 and 73, won three of the four Grand Slams; only Wimbledon eluded her in 1962, 69 and 73, and Roland Garros in 1965
ò In the 1970 Wimbledon final, defeated Billie Jean King 14-12, 11-9; the 46 games in the match and 26-game first set are both Wimbledon finals records
ò One of three women to accomplish Triple Crowns (Grand Slam singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles) at the 1963 Australian and 1970 US Open (King and Navratilova are the others)
ò Won the Australian Open a record 11 times
ò Never seeded lower than No. 2 at Wimbledon; first appearance was in 1961
ò Lost to Bobby Riggs 6-2, 6-1 on Mother's Day in 1973 in an exhibition match
SINGLES
Winner (92 Open Era): 1968 - Hurlingham, Manchester, Beckenham, Irish Open, Hoylake, Dutch Open, Berkeley, Dewar-Stalybridge, Dewar-Perth, Dewar-Aberavon, Dewar-Torquay, Queen's Covered Court Champs, Dewar Cup Finals-London; 1969 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Caracas, San Juan, Charlotte, Houston, Bournemouth, Hurlingham, Bristol, Newport-Wales, Frinton, Rock Invitation-NY, Merion GC Champs-Philadelphia, US Champs-Boston, Berkeley; 1970 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, Perth, Hobart, Victorian Open-Melbourne, ITPA Philadelphia, Vanderbilt-New York, Dallas, South African Open, Sutton, Bournemouth, Guildford, Bristol, Queen's London Champs, Frinton, Budapest International, Dutch Open, Merion Grass Champs-Pennsylvania, Canadian Open; 1971 - Australian Open, Sydney, Perth, Auckland, Durban, South African Open, Hurlingham, Bournemouth, Queen's London GC Champs, Irish Open; 1972 - Western Champs [Cincinatti], VS Newport [RI], VS Oakland, Dewar-Edinburgh, Dewar-Glasgow, Dewar-Birmingham, Dewar-Manchester, Dewar-London, Perth, Sydney; 1973 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, US Open, BMC Oakland, BMC Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami Indoors, VS Detroit, Chicago, Richmond, Philadelphia, Boston, Jacksonville, Irish Open, Nashville, Allaire [NJ], Newport [RI], World Invitational-Sea Pines; 1974 - West Australian Champs [Perth]; 1975 - Chicago; 1976 - Toyota-Melbourne.

DOUBLES
Winner (48 Open Era): 1976 - Melbourne (w/Stove); 1975 - US Open (w/Wade), Bridgestone Doubles (w/Wade); 1973 - Australian Open (w/Wade), Roland Garros (w/Wade), US Open (w/Wade); 1971 - Australian Open (w/Goolagong), South African Open (w/Goolagong); 1970 - Australian Open (w/Dalton), Wimbledon (w/Dalton), Melbourne (w/Dalton), Sydney (w/Dalton), Frinton (w/Lloyd), Eastbourne (w/Tegart); 1969 - Perth (w/Tegart), Melbourne (w/Tegart), Sydney (w/Tegart), Brisbane (w/Tegart); 1968 - US Open (w/Bueno), Rome (w/Wade), Manchester (w/Bueno), Berkeley (w/Bueno), Beckenham (w/Bueno), West Kirby (w/Wade), Perth (w/Walkden), Aberavon (w/Walkden), London I (w/Walkden).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (19 Open Era): 1975 - US Open; 1974 - South Africian Open (w/Riessen); 1972 - US Open (w/Riessen); 1971 - South African Open (w/Stolle); 1970 - US Open (w/Ralston), South Africian Open (w/Riessen); 1969 - Roland Garros (w/Riessen), US Open (w/Riessen); 1968 - Rome (wRiessen), Berkeley (w/Smith), West Kensington (w/Smith).

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles -
WTA Doubles Titles -
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - -
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - -
Prize Money $0
W/L - Singles - - -
W/L - Doubles - - -

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968
16 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN QF - W - W W W -
5 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - - -
14 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - SF QF
17 / 3 US OPEN - - - - - - - -
W/L   1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961
16 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
14 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
17 / 3 US OPEN - - - - - - -
W/L   1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955 1954
16 / 2 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 1 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
14 / 6 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
17 / 3 US OPEN - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969
5 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN QF F - W - W W W
5 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - - -
1 / 2 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - - W
2 / 2 US OPEN - - - - - - - -
W/L   1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962
5 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
1 / 2 WIMBLEDON QF - - - - - -
2 / 2 US OPEN - - - - - - -
W/L   1961 1960 1959 1958 1957 1956 1955
5 / 1 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - - - - - -
5 / 2 FRENCH OPEN - - - - - - -
1 / 2 WIMBLEDON - - - - - - -
2 / 2 US OPEN - - - - - - -

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Margaret Court Results

  • Singles
    Doubles

LOS ANGELES

WTA // USA // 14-Feb-1977 // $100,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/0Q/0D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
S Loss Martina Navratilova (USA) 0 5-7 6-4 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$0

CHICAGO

WTA // USA // 07-Feb-1977 // $100,000 // Carpet (Indoor) // Draw: 64M/0Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
Q Win Rosie Casals (USA) 0 5-7 6-3 7-6 (3)
S Win Natasha Chmyreva (RUS) 0 7-6 (3) 6-1
F Loss Chris Evert (USA) 0 6-1 6-3

WTA Rankings PTS

+0

Prize Money

$100,000

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/1975 US OPEN Q 0
23/06/1975 WIMBLEDON S 0
21/12/1974 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
27/08/1973 US OPEN W 0
25/06/1973 WIMBLEDON S 0
21/05/1973 FRENCH OPEN W 0
26/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
28/08/1972 US OPEN S 0
21/06/1971 WIMBLEDON F 0
08/01/1971 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
Date Tournament Round Points
02/09/1970 US OPEN W 0
25/05/1970 FRENCH OPEN W 0
19/01/1970 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
28/08/1969 US OPEN W 0
23/06/1969 WIMBLEDON S 0
26/05/1969 FRENCH OPEN W 0
20/01/1969 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
24/06/1968 WIMBLEDON Q 0
19/01/1968 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 0
17/01/1966 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 0
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1965 US OPEN W 0
21/06/1965 WIMBLEDON W 0
17/05/1965 FRENCH OPEN F 0
18/01/1965 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
22/06/1964 WIMBLEDON F 0
18/05/1964 FRENCH OPEN W 0
13/01/1964 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
26/08/1963 US OPEN F 0
24/06/1963 WIMBLEDON W 0
07/01/1963 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/1962 US OPEN W 0
21/05/1962 FRENCH OPEN W 0
01/01/1962 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
16/01/1961 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
18/01/1960 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/1975 US OPEN Q 0
23/06/1975 WIMBLEDON S 0
21/12/1974 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
27/08/1973 US OPEN W 0
25/06/1973 WIMBLEDON S 0
21/05/1973 FRENCH OPEN W 0
26/12/1972 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
28/08/1972 US OPEN S 0
21/06/1971 WIMBLEDON F 0
08/01/1971 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
Date Tournament Round Points
02/09/1970 US OPEN W 0
25/05/1970 FRENCH OPEN W 0
19/01/1970 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
28/08/1969 US OPEN W 0
23/06/1969 WIMBLEDON S 0
26/05/1969 FRENCH OPEN W 0
20/01/1969 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
24/06/1968 WIMBLEDON Q 0
19/01/1968 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 0
17/01/1966 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 0
Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1965 US OPEN W 0
21/06/1965 WIMBLEDON W 0
17/05/1965 FRENCH OPEN F 0
18/01/1965 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
22/06/1964 WIMBLEDON F 0
18/05/1964 FRENCH OPEN W 0
13/01/1964 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
26/08/1963 US OPEN F 0
24/06/1963 WIMBLEDON W 0
07/01/1963 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
Date Tournament Round Points
27/08/1962 US OPEN W 0
21/05/1962 FRENCH OPEN W 0
01/01/1962 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
16/01/1961 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0
18/01/1960 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
07/10/1972 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS 0

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