Originally Posted by Lambsscroll
Margaret Smith Court "For sheer strength of performance and accomplishment there has never been a tennis player to match" her. Between 1960 and 1975, she won a record 62 Grand Slam titles – 24 singles, 19 women's doubles, and 19 mixed doubles. In 1970, she became only the second woman player to win all four Grand Slam singles titles in the same calendar year. Court won 62 of the 85 Grand Slam finals (72.9%) in which she appeared, including 24-5 (82.8%) in singles finals. She would have had more titles but she retired from tennis from 1966 to 1968, he he. She is still the best womens player to this day.
It's generally known and acknowledged by tennis historians and fans alike that during the 60's NO ELITE PLAYERS other than Margaret Court played the Aussie Open so her stat of having 11 titles there is a little inflated and although it gives her the GS record it doesn't make her the greatest player ever.