Evonne Goolagong Cawley

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Date of Birth July 31, 1951
Place of Birth Griffith, Australia
Age 69 years old
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley, known as Evonne Goolagong in her earlier career, is an Australian retired professional tennis player. Goolagong was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s and was the highest-ranked female Australian player on tour following the retirement of Margaret Court. At the age of 19, Goolagong won the French Open singles crown and the Australian Open doubles championships. She won the ladies' singles tournament at Wimbledon in 1971. In 1980, she became the first mother to win Wimbledon in 66 years. Goolagong would go on to win 14 Grand Slam tournament titles: seven in singles, six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles. She represented Australia in three Fed Cup competitions, winning the title in 1971, 1973 and 1974, and was Fed Cup captain for three consecutive years.

Full name: Evonne Fay Goolagong
Born: July 31, 1951, Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Height: 1.68 m
Retired: 1983
Plays: Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money: US $1,399,431
Int. Tennis HoF: 1988 (member page)
Career record: 704–165 (%)
Career titles: 86 during the open era)
Highest ranking: No. 1 (1971)
Australian Open: W (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 Dec)
French Open: W (1971)
Wimbledon: W (1971, 1980)
US Open: F (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976)
Tour Finals: W (1974, 1976)
Career titles: 46
Australian Open: W (1971, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977 Dec)
French Open: SF (1971)
Wimbledon: W (1974)
US Open: SF (1972, 1973, 1974)
Career titles: 1
French Open: W (1972)
Wimbledon: F (1972)
Fed Cup: W (1971, 1973, 1974)
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About Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Australian tennis champion who embraced her Aboriginal heritage.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley Before Fame

Although aboriginals usually weren't allowed to play tennis, her kindly neighbor Bill Kurtzman introduced her to the game.

Achievement of Evonne Goolagong Cawley

She won 14 Grand Slam titles in the 1980s.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley Family Life

She became a mother on May 12, 1977, with the birth of her daughter Kelly. She had a son four years later, both with her husband Roger Cawley.

Associations of Evonne Goolagong Cawley

She and Serena Williams are often compared to each other.

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  • Australian Members of the Order of the British Empire
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