Margaret Court

Tennis Tournament Champion

1942 –

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Who is Margaret Court?

Margaret Court AO, MBE, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired World No. 1 professional tennis player and Christian minister from Australia. She is best known for her sporting career, in which she amassed more Major titles than any other player in history.

In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era to win the singles Grand Slam. Court won a record 24 of those titles during her career. She also won 19 women's doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 64 Major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, and she did it twice. Her all time, all surfaces singles career winning percentage of 91.68% is an all-time record. Her Open era singles career winning percentage of 91.37% is also unequaled. Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 90.12%. She was 95.31% at the Australian Open, 90.38% at the French Open, 85.10% at Wimbledon and 89.47% at the US Open. She also shares the Open Era record for most Grand Slam singles titles as a mother with Kim Clijsters.

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Born
Jul 16, 1942
Perth
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  • Australia
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  • Albury
  • Perth

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on July 23, 2013

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