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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Margaret Court.


1942 Birth Born on July 16, 1942.


1960 17 Years Old She began playing tennis when she was eight years old and was 17 when she won the first of seven consecutive singles titles at the 1960 Australian Championships. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old …  She also won 11 of the 17 Grand Slam singles tournaments she entered, beginning with the 1962 Australian Championships and ending with the 1966 Australian Championships. … Read More


1965 22 Years Old …  She won 64 Grand Slam tournament titles, including 21 mixed doubles titles, if the shared championships at the Australian Championships/Open in 1965 and 1969 are counted.
1967 24 Years Old She married Barry Court in 1967, whose father, Sir Charles Court, and brother, Richard Court, would both go on to serve as premiers of Western Australia..
1968 25 Years Old She returned to tennis in 1968 and won all four Grand Slam singles titles in 1970.
1972 29 Years Old The next year, she lost the Wimbledon singles final to Evonne Goolagong Cawley while pregnant with her first child, Daniel, who was born in March 1972. … Read More


1974 31 Years Old Her second child, Marika, was born in 1974.
1975 32 Years Old 1 More Event
She started playing again in 1975. … Read More


1983 40 Years Old …  In 1983, she gained a theological qualification from the Rhema Bible Training Centre and in 1991 became a minister. … Read More


2002 60 Years Old In her role as minister, Court has become a consistent critic of homosexuality in general and same-sex marriage in particular in Australia. 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 legalize same-sex marriage. … Read More
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