Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

About Margaret Smith

Margaret Court AO MBE (born Margaret Jean Smith, 16 July 1942 in Albury, New South Wales), also known as Margaret Smith Court, is a retired Australian professional female tennis player and Christian minister. Best known for her sporting career, at one point she was ranked as the world's top female tennis player. In 1970, she 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). Court won a record 24 of those titles during her career. She also won 19 women's doubles and 19 mixed doubles titles, giving her a record 62 Major titles overall. She is the only woman to win the mixed doubles Grand Slam, and she did it twice.

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