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.

Margaret Court : Age | Grand Slams | Net worth | Era

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.

Margaret Court : Age | Grand Slams | Net worth | Era

Born 16 July 1942
Albury, Australia
Age 80 years.
Turned pro 1960
Retired 1977
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.

Grand Slams

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.

Result Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
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.

Net worth 

Today, Margaret Smith Court, a retired Australian tennis player, portrays a massive net worth of $10 million.

Margaret Court : Age | Grand Slams | Net worth | Era

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Net Worth $10 million
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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.

Margaret Court : Age | Grand Slams | Net worth | Era

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.”

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