Margaret Court

A Retired Australian Professional Female Tennis Player and Christian Minister
Born Jul 16, 1942

Margaret Court, 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 Grand Slam titles than any other player in history. In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era (and the second woman in history) to win the singles Grand Slam (all four majors in the same calendar year).… Read More

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1942 Birth Born on July 16, 1942.


1960 17 Years Old She began playing tennis when she was eight years old and was 17 in 1960 when she won the first of seven consecutive singles titles at the Australian Championships.
1962 19 Years Old 1 More Event
Court became the first female player from Australia to win a Grand Slam tournament abroad, when she won the French and US Championships in 1962. … Read More


1965 22 Years Old …  The total rises to 64 Grand Slam titles (21 mixed doubles) when the shared titles at the Australian Championships/Open in 1965 and 1969 are considered. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old She married Barry Court in 1967, whose father, Sir Charles Court, and brother, Richard Court, served as premiers of Western Australia.
1968 25 Years Old 1 More Event
She returned to tennis in 1968 and in 1970 won all four Grand Slam singles titles. … Read More
1969 26 Years Old She won 11 of the 16 Grand Slam singles tournaments she entered, beginning with the 1969 Australian Open and ending with the 1973 US Open.
1970 27 Years Old Court is the only player to have won the Grand Slam in both singles and mixed doubles. She won the singles Grand Slam in 1970, the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1963 with fellow Australian Ken Fletcher and the mixed doubles Grand Slam in 1965 with three different partners (Fletcher, John Newcombe and Fred Stolle). … Read More


1973 30 Years Old She was also ranked No. 1 for 1973 when the official rankings were produced by the Women's Tennis Association. … Read More


1983 40 Years Old In 1983, she gained a theological qualification from the Rhema Bible Training Centre, and in 1991 was ordained as an independent Pentecostal minister. … Read More


1995 52 Years Old In 1995, she founded a Pentecostal church known as the Victory Life Centre in Perth. … Read More


2002 60 Years Old Abortion is an abomination to the Lord!" In 2002, she campaigned against laws proposed and passed by the Government of Western Australia that granted same-sex couples the equal legal rights to opposite-sex couples, and in 2011 publicly spoke out against federal government plans to legalise same-sex marriage. … Read More
2010 68 Years Old …  In 2010, the Herald Sun newspaper of Melbourne, Australia called her the greatest female tennis player of all time. … Read More
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