Margaret Smith Court "The Arm"

Born:
July 16, 1942
Place of Birth:
Albury, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1979
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

During an era when so many Australian men were ascending in the world of tennis, Margaret Smith Court was the outstanding Australian female competitor and one of the greatest players of all time. Standing just shy of six feet tall, pressing forward with relentless conviction, admirably patient and purposeful from the baseline, she won more majors than any male or female player in the history of the game. Taking 24 of those crowns in singles, she recorded another 40 “Big Four” triumphs in women’s and mixed doubles. She became only the second woman to win a singles Grand Slam in a splendid 1970 campaign.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Singles Champion 1960-66, 1969-71, 1973
  • Doubles Champion 1961-63, 1965, 1969-71, 1973
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1963-64

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1962, 1964, 1969-70, 1973
  • Doubles Champion 1964-66, 1973
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1963-65, 1969

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1963, 1965, 1970
  • Doubles Champion 1964, 1969
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1963, 1965-66, 1968, 1975

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1962, 1965, 1969-70, 1973
  • Doubles Champion 1963, 1968, 1970, 1973, 1975
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1961-65, 1969-70, 1972

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1963-65, 1968-70

	

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