Margaret Court, who recently slammed Serena Williams, once vented her frustration with Australian tennis: “Young players are being told to leave…”

Margaret Court is one of the most successful players in tennis history. The Australian tennis legend holds the record for most Grand Slam singles titles. During her illustrious career, she won an amazing 24 major singles titles. In addition, Court won 19 doubles and 21 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles.

Australian tennis was in safe hands during the days of play on court. However, in the post-20th century, Europeans took center stage in the sport of tennis, particularly among men. She once spoke about why Australian tennis started a downward trend.


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Margaret Court on the struggles of Australian tennis

During an interview, Court was asked about her theories behind the struggles of Australian tennis. She answered this question said, “We had such great players in this nation and for me it’s sad that we can’t continue. We have everything here to have this success. We should still have it.”

9/4/2022; Flushing, New York, USA; Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev during day seven of the 2022 US Open tennis tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

In addition, she added “I’ve had the same theories for 20 years. I think we need to go back to individual coaches to develop players.”


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Speaking about her experience, she said: “I don’t think I would have gotten through that system. I’ve had great mentors who… brought out the best in me. I think our young players are being told to leave their individual coaches too soon.”

Court talks about Serena Williams


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With her third-round elimination at this year’s US Open, Serena fell just one Grand Slam title short of Court’s record. It was the American legend’s last tournament of his professional tennis career.

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React to Serenas retirement, court questioned the legacy of the younger Williams sister. Also, she felt that Serena was playing in a much simpler time.


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During Court’s playing days, she had to travel alone or with the national team and spent days away from her family members. Despite this, she became one of the few players to win the Calendar Year Grand Slam in singles. The Australian legend achieved this rare feat in 1970.

Do you agree with the Australian’s views? Is she right to criticize the achievements of a modern great like Serena Williams?

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