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.
SINGLESWinner (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.DOUBLESWinner (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 DOUBLESWinner (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).
• 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)• 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• 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• 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• 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)• Won the Australian Open a record 11 times• Never seeded lower than No. 2 at Wimbledon; first appearance was in 1961• Lost to Bobby Riggs 6-2, 6-1 on Mother's Day in 1973 in an exhibition match
* For purposes of the player profile, individual player stats are cumulative for the calendar year and not calculated using a minimum match requirement.
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