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 former world No. 1 tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, and the number one Australian pro on tour after the retirement of Margaret Court. At the age of 19, Goolagong won the French Open singles crown and the Australian Open doubles championships. She followed those up two months later with a victory in ladies singles at Wimbledon. 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, and was Fed Cup captain for three consecutive years. Goolagong was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1972 and Officer of the Order of Australia in 1982. She was inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1988.

Born: July 31, 1951, Griffith, New South Wales
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 (26 April 1976)
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)

About Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Australian tennis champion who embraced her Aboriginal heritage.

Before Fame

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


She won 14 Grand Slam titles in the 1980s.

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.


She and Serena Williams are often compared to each other.

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