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Margaret Court
Author: Margaret Court

ISBN: 9781743539361
Format: Hardcover
Published: 25 October 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 3.2
Description:
"For sheer strength of performance and accomplishment there has never been a tennis player to match Margaret Court" - The International Tennis Hall of Fame

In 1970 Court became the first woman in the open era to win the singles Grand Slam (all four major tournaments in a calendar year). The youngest player in history to win the Australian Open at 17, "the Aussie Amazon" then won 24 singles, 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles titles, for an extraordinary career record of 64 major titles overall.

Yet Margaret Court is a controversial figure today for often hard line religious views. This long-awaited autobiography explains what lit a fire in the poor girl from Albury and made her the greatest champion tennis has seen and the fierce woman she is.

Court was born in 1942 to a hard-living father and acutely agoraphobic mother. Her first 'racquet' was an old fence paling, but after winning French, US and Wimbledon championships as a teenager, she held the world #1 ranking for seven of her 17 years on the professional circuit, touring with her two of her four children during her long reign.

But having...

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