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Margaret Court Wins Grand Slam Here is a historic sports clip: The last four games of the 1970 U.S. Open women's singles final at Forest Hills. Margaret (Smith) Court thumps Rosie Casals to capture the Grand Slam. Only one other female had achieved the feat previously: Maureen Connolly in 1953. Only one woman has done it since: Steffi Graf in 1988. Bud Collins and Billie Jean King provide the commentary. (Check out Bud's trousers! He was always a flashy dresser.)
Tags: tennis  Margaret  Court  grand  slam  1970 
Added: 8th December 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-12-08 
There's so much in this clip to comment on:

Both players were using primitive metal rackets, most unusual for 1970.

Margaret Court didn't seem too excited about achieving one of sport's most difficult feats, did she? Another day at the office, I suppose.

First prize at the U.S. Open was a mere $7,500 in 1970. I believe in 2008 it was $1 million. Court came along at the wrong time!
Posted by: eric1957 on 2008-12-09 
You would think that Chris Evert, Martina Navatralova, or even Billie Jean King never did a grand slam in tennis during their playing days. BTW, Bud Collins' tie matched his pants.
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