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Margaret Court

 

Margaret Court

Birth and Nationality

Margaret Court is the World’s no.1 professional tennis player with 62 grand slam titles to be proud of. Margaret Smith Court was born on the 16th of July 1942 and was the youngest among the four children of an Australian couple Lawrence and Catherine Smith.

Early Life, Education, and Marriage

Margaret Court went to school in Albury, New South Wales. She developed her love for tennis when she was eight years old and she started winning in tennis tournaments when she was seventeen. In 1967, she got wed to Barry Court.

Career, Awards, and Recognition in Tennis

  • She won a total of 62 grand slam titles
  • In 1970, she became the first woman during the open era to champion in the singles grand slam.
  • Also in 1970, she was the second woman in the history of tennis to win the French, U.S., Australian, and Wimbledon titles.
  • She was given an ABC Sportsman of the Year Award on the years 1963 and 1970.
  • She was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993, one of the first players to be given this honor.
  • She received in 2003 the Australia Post Australian Legends Award.
  • In 2006, she was awarded the Philippe Chatrier Award, the International Tennis Federation's highest accolade.

List of Honors and Records

  • In 2002, Tennis Australia honored Margaret Court by naming after her the home of Australian Open, the Number 1 Court at Melbourne Park. Today, the court is called Margaret Court Arena.
  • In 2007, Margaret Court received an Order of Australia.
  • In 1995, she established Victory Life Centre where she has been serving as a senior pastor. With almost 1,500 attendees every Sunday, Victory Life Center makes it as one of Perth’s largest churches.

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