Margaret Court

Margaret Court  (1942 – )  tennis player
Margaret Court is Australia’s most successful and celebrated tennis player.  No player in tennis history has ever surpassed her incredible record of 62 grand slam titles, in both singles and doubles. Margaret became a Christian while she was still the world’s best, and when she finally retired from the game in 1976, she settled down to a life as a wife and mother, but could not resist the call of God that was on her life.

Margaret Court is Australia’s most successful and celebrated tennis player. No player in tennis history has ever surpassed her incredible record of 62 grand slam titles, in both singles and doubles. Margaret became a Christian while she was still the world’s best, and when she finally retired from the game in 1976, she settled down to a life as a wife and mother, but could not resist the call of God that was on her life.

Margaret Court in 1964 went on to win more Grand Slam titles than any other player in history, both male and female!  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 major tournaments in the same calendar year). Court won a record 24 of those titles, a record that still stands. She also won 19 women’s doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 64 major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, which she accomplished twice. Her all surfaces (hard, clay, grass, and carpet)
singles career winning percentage of 91.68% (1180–107) is one of the best of all-time, according to the Sporteology website.  Her open era singles career winning percentage of 91.37% (593–56) is also unequaled. Her win-loss performance in all Grand Slam singles tournaments was 90.12% (210–23). She was 95.31% (61–3) at the Australian Open, 90.38% (47–5) at the French Open, 85.10% (51–9) at Wimbledon, and 89.47% (51–6) at the US Open. She also shares the open era record for most Grand Slam singles titles as a mother with Kim Clijsters. The International Tennis Hall of Fame states, “For sheer strength of performance and accomplishment there has never been a tennis player to match (her)”. In 2010, the Herald Sun newspaper of Melbourne, Australia called her the
greatest female tennis player of all time. Court is one of only five tennis players all-time to win a multiple slam set in two disciplines, matching Roy Emerson, Martina Navratilova, Frank Sedgman, and Serena Williams. Court, however, is the only one in all of tennis history to complete a multiple slam set in all three disciplines: singles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

Source of the above, with links:  http://www.chr.org.au/schools-content/Margaret-Court.pdf

Margaret Court Profile  YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBDSA7qGxY8

Margaret Court  Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Court

Margret Court   ABC One Plus One
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-02/one-plus-one:-margaret-court/8236540

Beyond the ‘Court: Tennis Legend Shares Christ
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2010/june/beyond-the-court-tennis-legend-shares-christ/?mobile=false

Margaret Court: The Autobiography
https://www.amazon.com/Margaret-Court-Autobiography-ebook/dp/B01KLO2YQ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1485837559&sr=1-1&keywords=Margaret+Court

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