Margaret Court AC MBE, also known as Margaret Smith Court, is an Australian retired tennis player and former world No. 1. Here’s full details.
Margaret Court : Age | Grand Slams | Net worth | Era
Court was born in Albury, New South Wales. In 1960, aged 17, she won the first of seven consecutive Australian Open singles titles.
She completed a Career Grand Slam at the age of 21 with her victory at Wimbledon in 1963.
Taking a brief hiatus in 1966 and 1967, Court played as an amateur until the advent of the Open Era in 1968.
Also she completed a Grand Slam by winning all four major singles titles in 1970, part of a record six consecutive major singles victories.
In 1972, she gave birth to her first child , but returned to tennis later in the year and won three Grand Slam singles titles in 1973.
She took similar breaks after her second and third children were born, retiring from the game in 1977.
Margaret Court age
Margaret Court AC MBE ( born 16 July 1942), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is an Australian retired tennis player and former world No. 1. She is currently 80 years old.
|Born||16 July 1942
|Plays||Right-handed (one-handed backhand)|
Considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time, her 24 major singles titles and total of 64 major titles (including 19 Grand Slam women’s doubles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles) are the most in tennis history. She is currently a Christian minister in Perth, Western Australia.
Australian Margaret Court believes she does not get as much credit as she deserves for her 24 Grand Slam singles titles from anyone in the tennis world these days, least of all Serena Williams.
|Win||1960||Australian Championships||Grass||Jan Lehane O’Neill||7–5, 6–2|
|Win||1961||Australian Championships (2)||Grass||Jan Lehane O’Neill||6–1, 6–4|
|Win||1962||Australian Championships (3)||Grass||Jan Lehane O’Neill||6–0, 6–2|
|Win||1962||French Championships||Clay||Lesley Turner Bowrey||6–3, 3–6, 7–5|
|Win||1962||US Championships||Grass||Darlene Hard||9–7, 6–4|
|Win||1963||Australian Championships (4)||Grass||Jan Lehane O’Neill||6–2, 6–2|
|Win||1963||Wimbledon||Grass||Billie Jean King||6–3, 6–4|
|Loss||1963||US Championships||Grass||Maria Bueno||5–7, 4–6|
|Win||1964||Australian Championships (5)||Grass||Lesley Turner Bowrey||6–3, 6–2|
|Loss||1964||Wimbledon||Grass||Maria Bueno||4–6, 9–7, 3–6|
|Win||1964||French Championships (2)||Clay||Maria Bueno||5–7, 6–1, 6–2|
|Win||1965||Australian Championships (6)||Grass||Maria Bueno||5–7, 6–4, 5–2 retired|
|Loss||1965||French Championships||Clay||Lesley Turner Bowrey||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||1965||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Maria Bueno||6–4, 7–5|
|Win||1965||US Championships (2)||Grass||Billie Jean King||8–6, 7–5|
|Win||1966||Australian Championships (7)||Grass||Nancy Richey||walkover|
|Loss||1968||Australian Championships||Grass||Billie Jean King||1–6, 2–6|
Court is one of only three players to achieve a career “boxed set” of Grand Slam titles, winning every possible Grand Slam title—singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles—at all four Grand Slam events.
The others are Doris Hart and Martina Navratilova. However, Court is the only person to win all 12 Grand Slam events at least twice. She also is unique in having completed “boxed sets” both before the Open Era and after it began.
Today, Margaret Smith Court, a retired Australian tennis player, portrays a massive net worth of $10 million.
|Prize Money||Over $200,000|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Last Update||September, 2022|
During her early phase, she commenced off with a rough side. Court had a tough time earning back then.
During her tenure, they would make as much as 600 or 700 dollars a week while men players made even more.
Margaret Court era
The Australian turned professional in 1960 and competed until 1977, winning a total of 64 major titles – 24 Grand Slam singles, 19 Grand Slam women’s doubles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
With tennis’ Open Era only starting in 1968, 11 of Court’s 24 singles Grand Slams were won during the amateur days while many also believed that she won the majority of her titles when not too many players wanted to travel Down Under for the Australian Open.
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the 80-year-old made it clear that the she feels the current era is far easier than when she competed.
“I would love to have played in this era. I think it’s so much easier,” she said. “How I would love to have taken family or friends along with me. But I couldn’t. I had to go on my own or with the national team. People don’t see all that.
“We didn’t have psychologists or coaches with us. It’s a whole different world. That’s what disappoints me – that players today don’t honour the past of the game.”