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Old 01-21-2013, 07:45 AM   #151
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Margaret Court is certainly one of the all-time greats. Belongs in the top 3 or 4. However the AO in her time was rather weak -- not much more than a glorified local tournament. A lot of the top 20 did not play the AO back then. Eleven of her singles slam wins were at the AO -- just less than half.

It is difficult to compare achievements of pre-Open, pre-WTA greats with Graf, Navratilova and modern players. Back in the day,there were only 2 slam surfaces. Court won 5 of her singles titles on clay. The rest were all on grass. Difficult to make a direct comparison to the modern game for this reason alone.

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