- 16 July 1942
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
- Minister and Tennis player
- Alternative Names
- Smith, Margaret (maiden name, 16 July 1942 - 27 October 1967)
Margaret Court was one of Australia's greatest sportswomen. She won 62 grand slam titles and, in 1970, was the second woman in history to win the Australian, French, U.S. and Wimbledon titles in a calendar year.
Winner of the ABC Sportsman of the Year Award in 1963 and 1970, Margaret Court was appointed to the Order of the British Empire - Member (Civil) on 1 January 1967 for services to sport and international relations. In 1970 she also won the Walter Lindrum Award.
In January 2003, Tennis Australia renamed Melbourne Park's Show Court One to the Margaret Court Arena. She was the recipient of the 2003 Australia Post Australian Legends Award,and featured on a special 50c stamp.
In 2006 she was awarded the International Tennis Federation's (ITF) highest accolade, the Philippe Chatrier Award.