Margaret Court career statistics

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This is a list of the main career statistics of Australian former tennis player Margaret Court. Court won 62 Grand Slam events (24 singles, 19 doubles, 19 mixed doubles), which is a record for a male or female player. Her 24 Grand Slam singles titles and 19 in mixed doubles are also all-time records across both sexes. She achieved a career Grand Slam in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, is one of two women to have achieved the Grand Slam in singles in the Open Era (alongside Steffi Graf), and is the only woman to have achieved the mixed doubles Grand Slam, which she did twice.

Court won more than half of the Grand Slam singles tournaments she played (24 of 47) She won 192 singles titles before and after the Open Era, an all-time record. Her career singles win-loss record was 1,177-106, for a winning percentage of 91.74 percent on all surfaces (hard, clay, grass, carpet), is also an all-time record. She won at least 100 singles matches in 1965 (113-8), 1968 (107-12), 1970 (113-6), and 1973 (100-5). She won more than 80 percent of her singles matches against top 10 players (297-73) and was the year-end top ranked player seven times.[1]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles: 29 finals (24 titles, 5 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1960 Australian Championships (1) Grass Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill 7–5, 6–2
Winner 1961 Australian Championships (2) Grass Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill 6–1, 6–4
Winner 1962 Australian Championships (3) Grass Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill 6–0, 6–2
Winner 1962 French Championships (1) Clay Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
Winner 1962 US Championships (1) Grass United States Darlene Hard 9–7, 6–4
Winner 1963 Australian Championships (4) Grass Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1963 Wimbledon (1) Grass United States Billie Jean Moffitt 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 1963 US Championships (1) Grass Brazil Maria Bueno 7–5, 6–4
Winner 1964 Australian Championships (5) Grass Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1964 Wimbledon (1) Grass Brazil Maria Bueno 6–4, 7–9, 6–3
Winner 1964 French Championships (2) Clay Brazil Maria Bueno 5–7, 6–1, 6–2
Winner 1965 Australian Championships (6) Grass Brazil Maria Bueno 5–7, 6–4, 5–2 retired
Runner-up 1965 French Championships (1) Clay Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey 6–3, 6–4
Winner 1965 Wimbledon (2) Grass Brazil Maria Bueno 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1965 US Championships (2) Grass United States Billie Jean Moffitt 8–6, 7–5
Winner 1966 Australian Championships (7) Grass United States Nancy Richey walkover
Runner-up 1968 Australian Championships (1) Grass United States Billie Jean King 6–1, 6–2
↓ Open Era ↓
(11 titles, 1 runner-up)
Winner 1969 Australian Open (8) Grass United States Billie Jean King 6–4, 6–1
Winner 1969 French Open (3) Clay United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones 6–1, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1969 US Open (3) Grass United States Nancy Richey 6–2, 6–2
Winner 1970 Australian Open (9) Grass Australia Kerry Melville Reid 6–1, 6–3
Winner 1970 French Open (4) Clay West Germany Helga Niessen Masthoff 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1970 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Billie Jean King 14–12, 11–9
Winner 1970 US Open (4) Grass United States Rosemary Casals 6–2, 2–6, 6–1
Winner 1971 Australian Open (10) Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 2–6, 7–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon (2) Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–4, 6–1
Winner 1973 Australian Open (11) Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6–4, 7–5
Winner 1973 French Open (5) Clay United States Chris Evert 6–7, 7–6, 6–4
Winner 1973 US Open (5) Grass Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7–6, 5–7, 6–2

Women's doubles: 33 finals (19 titles, 14 runners-up)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1960 Australian Championships Australia Lorraine Coghlan Robinson Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Christine Truman Janes
6–2, 5–7, 6–2
Winner 1961 Australian Championships Australia Mary Carter Reitano Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1961 Wimbledon Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill United States Billie Jean Moffitt
United States Karen Hantze Susman
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1962 Australian Championships (2) Australia Robyn Ebbern United States Darlene Hard
Australia Mary Carter Reitano
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1962 French Championships United States Justina Bricka South Africa Sandra Reynolds Price
South Africa Renee Schuurman Haygarth
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1963 Australian Championships (3) Australia Robyn Ebbern Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 1963 French Championships (2) Australia Robyn Ebbern United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
South Africa Renee Schuurman Haygarth
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 1963 Wimbledon (2) Australia Robyn Ebbern Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
8–6, 9–7
Winner 1963 U.S. Championships Australia Robyn Ebbern Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Darlene Hard
4–6, 10–8, 6–3
Runner-up 1964 Australian Championships (2) Australia Robyn Ebbern Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
United States Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1964 French Championships Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey Argentina Norma Baylon
West Germany Helga Schultze
6–3, 6–1
Winner 1964 Wimbledon Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey United States Billie Jean Moffitt
United States Karen Hantze Susman
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 1964 U.S. Championships Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey United States Billie Jean Moffitt
United States Karen Hantze Susman
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1965 Australian Championships (4) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey Australia Robyn Ebbern
United States Billie Jean Moffitt
1–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 1965 French Championships (2) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey France Françoise Dürr
France Janine Lieffrig
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 1966 Australian Championships (3) Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey United States Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States Nancy Richey
6–4, 7–5
Winner 1966 French Championships (3) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton Australia Jill Blackman
Australia Fay Toyne
4–6, 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1966 Wimbledon (3) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton Brazil Maria Bueno
United States Nancy Richey
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
↓ Open Era ↓
(10 titles, 5 runner-up)
Winner 1968 US Open (2) Brazil Maria Bueno United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosemary Casals
4–6, 9–7, 8–6
Winner 1969 Australian Open (5) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton United States Rosemary Casals
United States Billie Jean King
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1969 French Open (3) United States Nancy Richey United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
France Françoise Dürr
6–0, 4–6, 7–5
Winner 1969 Wimbledon (2) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton United States Patricia Hogan
United States Peggy Michel
9–7, 6–2
Runner-up 1969 US Open (2) United Kingdom Virginia Wade France Françoise Dürr
United States Darlene Hard
0–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 1970 Australian Open (6) Australia Judy Tegart Dalton Australia Kerry Melville Reid
Australia Kerry Harris
6–3, 6–1
Winner 1970 US Open (3) United States Judy Tegart Dalton United States Rosemary Casals
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
6–3, 6–4
Winner 1971 Australian Open (7) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley Australia Jill Emmerson
Australia Lesley Hunt
6–0, 6–0
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon (4) Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosemary Casals
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 1972 US Open (3) United Kingdom Virginia Wade France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–3, 1–6, 6–3
Winner 1973 Australian Open (8) United Kingdom Virginia Wade Australia Kerry Harris
Australia Kerry Melville Reid
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1973 US Open (4) United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosemary Casals
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 1973 French Open (4) United Kingdom Virginia Wade France Françoise Dürr
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 1975 Australian Championships (4) Soviet Union Olga Morozova Australia Evonne Goolagong Cawley
United States Peggy Michel
7–6, 7–6
Winner 1975 US Open (5) United Kingdom Virginia Wade United States Billie Jean King
United States Rosemary Casals
7–5, 2–6, 7–6

Mixed doubles: 23 finals (19 titles, 4 runners-up)[edit]

Note: The two shared mixed doubles titles at the Australian Championships/Open in 1965 and 1969 traditionally are not counted in Court's win total because the finals were never played. Otherwise, she would have 64 Grand Slam titles, 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, and 25 Grand Slam mixed doubles finals.

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1961 U.S. Championships Australia Robert Mark United States Dennis Ralston
United States Darlene Hard
3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Winner 1962 U.S. Championships (2) Australia Fred Stolle United States Frank Froehling III
United States Lesley Turner Bowrey
7–5, 6–2
Winner 1963 Australian Championships Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Fred Stolle
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1963 French Championships Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Fred Stolle
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–1, 6–2
Winner 1963 Wimbledon Australia Ken Fletcher South Africa Bob Hewitt
United States Darlene Hard
11–9, 6–4
Winner 1963 U.S. Championships (3) Australia Ken Fletcher United States Ed Rubinoff
United States Judy Tegart Dalton
3–6, 8–6, 6–2
Winner 1964 Australian Championships (2) Australia Ken Fletcher United Kingdom Mike Sangster
Australia Jan Lehane O'Neill
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1964 French Championships (2) Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Fred Stolle
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–3, 4–6, 8–6
Runner-up 1964 Wimbledon Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Fred Stolle
Australia Lesley Turner Bowrey
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1964 U.S. Championships (4) Australia John Newcombe United States Ed Rubinoff
United States Judy Tegart Dalton
10–8, 4–6, 6–3
Winner 1965 Australian Championships (3) Australia John Newcombe Australia Owen Davidson
Australia Robyn Ebbern
shared championship, final not played
Winner 1965 French Championships (3) Australia Ken Fletcher Australia John Newcombe
Brazil Maria Bueno
6–4, 6–4
Winner 1965 Wimbledon (2) Australia Ken Fletcher Australia Tony Roche
Australia Judy Tegart Dalton
12–10, 6–3
Winner 1965 U.S. Championships (5) Australia Fred Stolle United States Frank Froehling III
United States Judy Tegart Dalton
6–2, 6–2
Winner 1966 Wimbledon (3) Australia Ken Fletcher United States Dennis Ralston
United States Billie Jean King
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 1968 Australian Championships Australia Allan Stone Australia Dick Crealy
United States Billie Jean King
walkover
↓ Open Era ↓
(7 titles, 2 runner-up)
Winner 1968 Wimbledon (4) Australia Ken Fletcher Soviet Union Alex Metreveli
Soviet Union Olga Morozova
6–1, 14–12
Winner 1969 Australian Open (4) United States Marty Riessen Australia Fred Stolle
United Kingdom Ann Haydon-Jones
shared championship, final not played
Winner 1969 French Championships (4) United States Marty Riessen France Jean Claude Barclay
France Françoise Dürr
6–3, 6–2
Winner 1969 US Open (6) United States Marty Riessen United States Dennis Ralston
United States Françoise Dürr
7–5, 6–3
Winner 1970 US Open (7) United States Marty Riessen South Africa Frew McMillan
United States Judy Tegart Dalton
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 1971 Wimbledon United States Marty Riessen Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King
3–6, 6–2, 15–13
Winner 1972 US Open (8) United States Marty Riessen Romania Ilie Năstase
United States Rosemary Casals
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 1973 US Open United States Marty Riessen Australia Owen Davidson
United States Billie Jean King
6–3, 3–6, 7–6
Winner 1975 Wimbledon (5) United States Marty Riessen Australia Allan Stone
Netherlands Betty Stöve
6–4, 7–5

Grand Slam tournament timelines[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 Career SR
Australian Open 2R W W W W W W W A F W W W A W A QF 11 / 14
French Open A A QF W QF W F SF A A W W 3R A W A A 5 / 10
Wimbledon A A QF 2R W F W SF A QF SF W F A SF A SF 3 / 12
US Open A A SF W F 4R W A A QF W W A SF W A QF 5 / 11
SR 0 / 1 1 / 1 1 / 4 3 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 3 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 3 3 / 4 4 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 1 3 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 3 24 / 47

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Women's doubles[edit]

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 Career SR
Australian Open A F W W W F W F A SF W W W A W A F QF 9 / 14
French Open A A 3R F F W W W A A F SF SF A W A A A 4 / 10
Wimbledon A A F SF F W 3R F A QF W QF F A QF A QF A 2 / 12
US Open A A 2R QF W F A A A W F W A F W A W A 5 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 1 1 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 3 2 / 4 2 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 1 3 / 4 0 / 0 1 / 3 1 / 1 20 / 46

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam women's doubles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Mixed doubles[edit]

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A W W W SF A F W NH NH NH NH NH NH 4 / 6
French Open A A SF A W W W 3R A A W SF 3R A A A A 4 / 8
Wimbledon A A SF A W F W W A W SF 2R A A F A W 5 / 10
US Open A A W W W W W A A A W W A W F A SF 8 / 10
SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 3 1 / 1 4 / 4 3 / 4 4 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 0 1 / 2 3 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 1 / 2 21 / 34

NH = event not held.

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam mixed doubles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The shared mixed doubles titles at the Australian Championships/Open in 1965 and 1969 are not always counted in Court's Grand Slam win total because the finals were never played. The Australian Open does officially count them as joint victories.[2] Otherwise, she would have 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, which is reflected in the above table.

Wimbledon singles record[edit]

Court's overall win-loss record at Wimbledon was 51-9 (85%) in 12 years (1961-1966, 1968-1971, 1973, 1975). (Her win total includes one mid-match retirement by her opponent, but does not include any first round byes.) Her only losses were to Evonne Goolagong Cawley in 1975 and 1971, Chris Evert in 1973, Ann Haydon-Jones in 1969, Judy Tegart Dalton in 1968, Billie Jean King in 1966 and 1962, Maria Bueno in 1964, and Christine Truman Janes in 1961.

Court was 3–2 in finals, 5–4 in semifinals, and 9–2 in quarterfinals. Court failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1962 during her second Wimbledon. After receiving a bye during the first round, Court lost to unseeded Billie Jean Moffitt in the second round.

Court was 5–6 in three set matches, 46-3 in two set matches, and 0–2 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

Court was seeded all 12 years she entered Wimbledon. (The tournament seeded only 8 players through 1976.)

  • Seeded #1 in 1962 (lost second round), 1963 (champion), 1964 (finalist), 1966 (semifinalist), 1969 (semifinalist), 1970 (champion), 1971 (finalist), 1973 (semifinalist).
  • Seeded #2 in 1961 (quarterfinalist), 1965 (champion), 1968 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #5 in 1975 (semifinalist).

Court was 10-8 .556 against seeded players. She was 41-1 against unseeded players, her only loss occurring during the second round of the 1962 tournament against Billie Jean Moffitt.

  • Versus #1 seeds, Court was 1–0 (Maria Bueno (1965)).
  • Versus #2 seeds, Court was 2–1 (wins: Martina Navratilova (1975), Billie Jean King (1970); loss: Maria Bueno (1964)).
  • Versus #3 seeds, Court was 1–1 (win: Billie Jean Moffitt (1964); loss: Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1971)).
  • Versus #4 seeds, Court was 1–4 (win: Darlene Hard (1963); losses: Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1975), Chris Evert (1973), Ann Haydon-Jones (1969), Billie Jean King (1966)).
  • Versus #5 seeds, Court was 1–0 (Rosemary Casals (1970)).
  • Versus #6 seeds, Court was 0–1 (Christine Truman Janes (1961)).
  • Versus #7 seeds, Court was 1–1 (win: Julie Heldman (1969); loss: Judy Tegart Dalton (1968)).
  • Versus #8 seeds, Court was 3–0 (Olga Morozova (1973), Helga Niessen Masthoff (1970), Renee Schuurman Haygarth (1963)).

Against her major rivals at Wimbledon, Court was 3–2 versus Billie Jean King, 2–1 versus Christine Truman Janes, 1–0 versus Martina Navratilova, 1–0 versus Darlene Hard, 1–0 versus Karen Hantze Susman, 1–0 versus Nancy Richey, 1–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 1–1 versus Maria Bueno, 0–1 versus Ann Haydon-Jones, 0–1 versus Chris Evert, and 0–2 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

United States Championships/Open singles record[edit]

Court's overall win-loss record at the United States Championships/United States Open was 51-6 (89.5%) in 11 years (1961-1965, 1968-1970, 1972-1973, 1975). (Her win total does not include any first round byes.) Her only losses were to Martina Navratilova in 1975, Billie Jean King in 1972, Maria Bueno in 1968 and 1963, Karen Hantze Susman in 1964, and Darlene Hard in 1961.

Court was 5–1 in finals, 6–2 in semifinals, and 8–2 in quarterfinals. Court failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1964 when she lost to Karen Hantze Susman in the fourth round.

Court was 9–3 in three set matches, 42-3 in two set matches, and 0–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

Court was seeded all 11 years she entered the United States Championships/United States Open.

  • Seeded #1 in 1962 (champion), 1963 (finalist), 1965 (champion), 1970 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 in 1964 (lost fourth round), 1969 (champion), 1973 (champion).
  • Seeded #4 in 1968 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #5 in 1961 (semifinalist), 1972 (semifinalist), 1975 (quarterfinalist).

Court was 13-6 against seeded players and 38-0 against unseeded players.

  • Versus #1 seeds, Court was 0–2 (Billie Jean King (1972), Darlene Hard (1961)).
  • Versus #2 seeds, Court was 1–0 (Rosemary Casals (1970)).
  • Versus #3 seeds, Court was 3–1 (wins: Chris Evert (1973), Nancy Richey (1970 and 1965); loss: Martina Navratilova (1975)).
  • Versus #4 seeds, Court was 3–1 (wins: Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1973), Rosemary Casals (1972), Christine Truman Janes (1961); loss: Maria Bueno (1963)).
  • Versus #5 seeds, Court was 2–1 (wins: Virginia Wade (1969), Billie Jean Moffitt (1965); loss: Maria Bueno (1968)).
  • Versus #6 seeds, Court was 2–0 (Nancy Richey (1969), Françoise Dürr (1965)).
  • Versus #7 seeds, Court was 2–0 (Virginia Wade (1973), Christine Truman Janes (1963)).
  • Versus #11 seeds, Court was 0–1 (Karen Hantze Susman (1964)).

Against her major rivals at the United States Championships/United States Open, Court was 3–0 versus Nancy Richey, 2–0 versus Virginia Wade, 2–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 2–0 versus Françoise Dürr, 2–0 versus Christine Truman Janes, 1–0 versus Chris Evert, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–1 versus Darlene Hard, 1–1 versus Billie Jean King, 1–2 versus Maria Bueno, 0–1 versus Martina Navratilova, and 0–1 versus Karen Hantze Susman.

French Championships/Open singles record[edit]

Court's overall win-loss record at the French Championships/French Open was 47-5 (90.3%) in 10 years (1961-1966, 1969-1971, 1973). (Her win total includes three walkovers but does not include any first round byes.) Her only losses were to Gail Chanfreau in 1971, Nancy Richey in 1966, Lesley Turner Bowrey in 1965, Věra Pužejová Suková in 1963, and Ann Haydon-Jones in 1961.

Court was 5–1 in finals, 6–1 in semifinals, and 7–2 in quarterfinals. Court failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1971 when she lost to unseeded Gail Chanfreau in the third round.

Court was 8–0 in three set matches, 39-5 in two set matches, and 2–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

Court was seeded all 10 years she entered the French Championships/French Open.

  • Seeded #1 in 1963 (quarterfinalist), 1964 (champion), 1965 (finalist), 1966 (semifinalist), 1969 (champion), 1970 (champion), 1971 (lost third round), 1973 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 in 1962 (champion).
  • Seeded #3 in 1961 (quarterfinalist).

Court was 15-4 .789 against seeded players. She was 32-1 against unseeded players, her only loss occurring during the third round of the 1971 tournament against Gail Chanfreau.

  • Versus #2 seeds, Court was 2–0 (Chris Evert (1973), Maria Bueno (1964)).
  • Versus #3 seeds, Court was 1–1 (win: Ann Haydon-Jones (1969); loss: Lesley Turner Bowrey (1965)).
  • Versus #4 seeds, Court was 4–0 (Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1973), Julie Heldman (1970), Nancy Richey (1969 and 1965)).
  • Versus #5 seeds, Court was 0–1 (Nancy Richey (1966)).
  • Versus #6 seeds, Court was 1–1 (win: Renee Schuurman Haygarth (1962); loss: Ann Haydon-Jones (1961)).
  • Versus #7 seeds, Court was 2–0 (Helga Niessen Masthoff (1970), Edda Buding (1962)).
  • Versus #8 seeds, Court was 3–1 (wins: Rosemary Casals (1970), Kerry Melville Reid (1969), Věra Pužejová Suková (1964); loss: Věra Pužejová Pužejová Suková (1963)).
  • Versus #9 seeds, Court was 1–0 (Norma Baylon (1965)).
  • Versus #13 seeds, Court was 1–0 (Lesley Turner Bowrey (1962)).

Against her major rivals at the French Championships/French Open, Court was 2–1 versus Nancy Richey, 1–0 versus Chris Evert, 1–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 1–0 versus Maria Bueno, 1–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 1–1 versus Ann Haydon-Jones, 1–1 versus Lesley Turner Bowrey, and 1–1 versus Věra Pužejová Suková.

Australian Championships/Open singles record[edit]

Court's overall win-loss record at the Australian Championships/Australian Open was 61-3 (95.3%) in 14 years (1959-1966, 1968-1971, 1973, 1975). (Her win total includes one walkover but does not include any first round byes.) Her only losses were to Martina Navratilova in 1975, Billie Jean King in 1968, and Mary Carter Reitano in 1959.

Court was 11-1 in finals, 12-0 in semifinals, and 12-1 in quarterfinals. Court failed to reach the quarterfinals only once, in 1959 during her first Australian Championships. Court lost to fourth seeded Mary Carter Reitano in the second round.

Court was 6–0 in three set matches, 51-3 in two set matches, and 2–0 in deuce third sets, i.e., sets that were tied 5–5 before being resolved.

Court was seeded 13 of the 14 years she entered the Australian Championships/Australian Open.

  • Seeded #1 overall in 1961 (champion), 1962 (champion), 1963 (champion), 1964 (champion), 1970 (champion), 1971 (champion), 1973 (champion), 1975 (quarterfinalist).
  • Seeded #1 domestic in 1965 (champion), 1966 (champion).
  • Seeded #2 overall in 1969 (champion).
  • Seeded #7 overall in 1960 (champion).
  • Seeded #7 domestic in 1968 (finalist).
  • Unseeded in 1959 (lost second round).

Court was 26-3 .897 against seeded players and 35-0 against unseeded players.

  • Versus #1 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 5–1 (wins: Billie Jean King (1969), Lesley Turner Bowrey (1968), Nancy Richey (1966), Maria Bueno (1965 and 1960); loss: Billie Jean King (1968)).
  • Versus #2 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 6–0 (Evonne Goolagong Cawley (1973 and 1971), Kerry Melville Reid (1970), Carole Caldwell Graebner (1966), Billie Jean Moffitt (1965), Jan Lehane O'Neill (1961)).
  • Versus #3 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 3–0 (Rosemary Casals (1968), Jan Lehane O'Neill (1963 and 1960)).
  • Versus #4 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 5–1 (wins: Karen Krantzcke (1970), Kerry Melville Reid (1973 and 1969), Yola Ramírez Ochoa (1962), Mary Carter Reitano (1960); loss: Mary Carter Reitano (1959)).
  • Versus #5 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 4–0 (Rosemary Casals (1969), Norma Baylon (1965), Robyn Ebbern (1965), Jan Lehane O'Neill (1962)).
  • Versus #7 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 1–0 (Madonna Schacht (1966)).
  • Versus #8 seeds (overall, domestic, or foreign), Court was 2–1 (wins: Karen Krantzcke (1973), Helen Gourlay Cawley (1971)); loss: Martina Navratilova (1975).

Against her major rivals at the Australian Championships/Australian Open, Court was 5–0 versus Jan Lehane O'Neill, 4–0 versus Evonne Goolagong Cawley, 3–0 versus Kerry Melville Reid, 2–0 versus Maria Bueno, 2–0 versus Rosemary Casals, 2–0 versus Lesley Turner Bowrey, 2–1 versus Billie Jean King, 1–0 versus Judy Tegart Dalton, 1–0 versus Françoise Dürr, 1–0 versus Nancy Richey, and 0–1 versus Martina Navratilova.

Federation Cup[edit]

Court played in the then-named Federation Cup since its inception in 1963,[3] and then played again in 1964 and 1965. She returned to the tournament after her temporary retirement, and played again with the Australian Fed Cup team in 1968, 1969 and finally in December 1970. Of the six years she played, the Australian team won in four: 1964, 1965, 1968 and December 1970. She accumulated a total of 35 wins over her career, which ties with Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Dianne Balestrat as the third-most ever from an Australian. She holds a perfect 20–0 singles record, a near-perfect 40–1 singles set record, tying with Kerry Reid as the best-ever from an Australian. Her doubles record of 15–5 is the fifth-highest of an Australian.

Wins (4)[edit]

Edition Australia Australian Team Rounds/Opponents
1964 Federation Cup Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Lesley Turner
Australia Robyn Ebbern
2R: Australia 3–0 Denmark
QF: Australia 3–0 Canada
SF: Australia 3–0 France
FN: United States 1–2 Australia
1965 Federation Cup Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Lesley Turner
Australia Judy Tegart
QF: Australia 3–0 New Zealand
SF: Australia 3–0 France
FN: Australia 2–1 United States
1968 Federation Cup Australia Margaret Court
Australia Kerry Melville
2R: Australia 3–0 Brazil
QF: Australia 2–1 South Africa
SF: Australia 3–0 United Kingdom
FN: Australia 3–0 Netherlands
1971 Federation Cup Australia Margaret Court
Australia Evonne Goolagong
Australia Lesley Hunt
QF: Australia w/o Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
SF: Australia 3–0 France
FN: Australia 3–0 United Kingdom

Participations (40)[edit]

Singles (20)[edit]

Edition Round Date Venue Against Surface Opponent W/L Result Team Result
1963 Federation Cup
1R
17 June 1963 United Kingdom London Belgium Belgium Grass Belgium Christiane Mercelis Win 6–3, 6–1
Win (3–0)
QF
18 June 1963 Hungary Hungary Hungary Zsuzsa Körmöczy Win 6–0, 6–1
Win (3–0)
SF
19 June 1963 South Africa South Africa South Africa Renee Schuurman Win 6–3, 6–2
Win (3–0)
F
20 June 1963 United States United States United States Darlene Hard Win 6–3, 6–0
Lose (1–2)
1964 Federation Cup
2R
2 September 1964 United States Philadelphia Denmark Denmark Grass Denmark Pia Balling Win 6–2, 6–1
Win (3–0)
QF
2 September 1964 Canada Canada Canada Benita Senn Win 6–1, 6–0
Win (3–0)
SF
4 September 1964 France France France Françoise Dürr Win 6–4, 6–1
Win (3–0)
F
5 September 1964 United States United States United States Billie Jean Moffitt Win 6–2, 6–3
Win (2–1)
1965 Federation Cup
QF
16 January 1965 Australia Melbourne New Zealand New Zealand Grass New Zealand Ruia Morrison-Davy Win 6–1, 6–4
Win (3–0)
SF
17 January 1965 France France France Françoise Dürr Win 6–2, 6–2
Win (3–0)
F
18 January 1965 United States United States United States Billie Jean Moffitt Win 6–4, 8–6
Win (2–1)
1968 Federation Cup
2R
22 May 1968 France Paris Brazil Brazil Clay Brazil Suzana Gesteira Win 6–0, 6–0
Win (3–0)
QF
24 May 1968 South Africa South Africa South Africa Annette Du Plooy Win 6–1, 6–1
Win (2–1)
SF
25 May 1968 United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Christine Janes Win 7–5, 6–1
Win (3–0)
F
26 May 1968 Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Astrid Suurbeck Win 6–1, 6–3
Win (3–0)
1969 Federation Cup
QF
23 May 1969 Greece Athens France France Clay France Rosy Darmon Win 6–1, 6–1
Win (3–0)
SF
24 May 1969 United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Virginia Wade Win 6–3, 6–4
Win (3–0)
F
25 May 1969 United States United States United States Julie Heldman Win 6–4, 8–6
Lose (1–2)
1971 Federation Cup
SF
28 December 1970 Australia Perth France France Grass France Gail Benedetti Win 6–1, 6–1
Win (3–0)
F
29 December 1970 United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Ann Jones Win 6–8, 6–3, 6–3
Win (3–0)

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Edition Round Date Venue Partering Against Surface Opponents W/L Result Team Result
1963 Federation Cup
1R
17 June 1963 United Kingdom London Australia Lesley Turner Belgium Belgium Grass Belgium Mary Marechal
Belgium Christiane Mercelis
Win 6–1, 6–0
Win (3–0)
QF
18 June 1963 Australia Lesley Turner Hungary Hungary Hungary Klára Bardóczy
Hungary Zsófia Broszmann
Win 6–1, 6–1
Win (3–0)
SF
19 June 1963 Australia Lesley Turner South Africa South Africa South Africa Margaret Hunt
South Africa Renee Schuurman
Win 5–7, 6–3, 6–3
Win (3–0)
F
20 June 1963 Australia Lesley Turner United States United States United States Darlene Hard
United States Billie Jean Moffitt
Lose 3–6, 13–11, 3–6
Lose (1–2)
1964 Federation Cup
2R
2 September 1964 United States Philadelphia Australia Robyn Ebbern Denmark Denmark Grass Denmark Pia Balling
Denmark Ulla Pontoppidan
Win 6–0, 6–1
Win (3–0)
QF
3 September 1964 Australia Lesley Turner Canada Canada Canada Vicky Berner
Canada Louise Brown
Win 6–1, 6–2
Win (3–0)
SF
4 September 1964 Australia Lesley Turner France France France Françoise Dürr
France Janine Lieffrig
Win 6–3, 9–7
Win (3–0)
F
5 September 1964 Australia Lesley Turner United States United States United States Billie Jean Moffitt
United States Karen Hantze Susman
Lose 6–4, 5–7, 1–6
Win (2–1)
1965 Federation Cup
QF
16 January 1965 Australia Melbourne Australia Judy Tegart New Zealand New Zealand Grass New Zealand Ruia Morrison-Davy
New Zealand Elizabeth Terry
Win 6–2, 6–1
Win (3–0)
SF
17 January 1965 Australia Judy Tegart France France France Françoise Dürr
France Janine Lieffrig
Win 6–1, 6–4
Win (3–0)
F
18 January 1965 Australia Judy Tegart United States United States United States Carole Caldwell Graebner
United States Billie Jean Moffitt
Lose 5–7, 6–4, 4–6
Win (2–1)
1968 Federation Cup
2R
22 May 1968 France Paris Australia Kerry Melville Brazil Brazil Clay Brazil Maria Cristina Borba Dias
Brazil Suzana Gesteira
Win 6–0, 6–2
Win (3–0)
QF
24 May 1968 Australia Kerry Melville South Africa South Africa South Africa Annette Du Plooy
South Africa Maryna Proctor
Lose 4–6, 6–2, 2–6
Win (2–1)
SF
25 May 1968 Australia Kerry Melville United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Win 9–7, 3–6, 14–12
Win (3–0)
F
26 May 1968 Australia Kerry Melville Netherlands Netherlands Netherlands Astrid Suurbeck
Netherlands Lidy Venneboer
Win 6–3, 6–8, 7–5
Win (3–0)
1969 Federation Cup
QF
23 May 1969 Greece Athens Australia Judy Tegart France France Clay France Gail Benedetti
France Rosy Darmon
Win 6–1, 6–2
Win (3–0)
SF
24 May 1969 Australia Judy Tegart United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Virginia Wade
United Kingdom Joyce Williams
Win 4–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win (3–0)
F
25 May 1969 Australia Judy Tegart United States United States United States Peaches Bartkowicz
United States Nancy Richey
Lose 4–6, 4–6
Lose (1–2)
1971 Federation Cup
SF
28 December 1970 Australia Perth Australia Evonne Goolagong France France Grass France Gail Benedetti
France Françoise Dürr
Win 6–2, 6–3
Win (3–0)
F
29 December 1970 Australia Lesley Hunt United Kingdom Great Britain United Kingdom Winnie Shaw
United Kingdom Virginia Wade
Win 6–4, 6–4
Win (3–0)

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