Evonne Goolagong Cawley
EVONNE GOOLAGONG CAWLEY

Australia
Born 31/7/1951
Australian Open 1974,1975,1976,1977 (Dec.)
French Open 1971
Wimbledon 1971,1980

Evonne Goolagong Cawley was the only Aborigine Australian to win a Grand Slam title. Goolagong was a natural player who moved well around the court, but she was notorious for losing concentration in matches often referred to as 'going walkabout'. She arrived on the scene in 1971, when she won the French Open. At Wimbledon she beat Billie-Jean King and Margaret Court (both in straight sets) to win the title. King gained revenge over Goolagong the following year in the French and Wimbledon finals. King beat her again at Wimbledon in the 1973 semis and the 1975 final. Goolagong lost the 1976 Wimbledon final to Evert. Goolagong won four Australian championships. By 1980 she had given birth to her first child and it seemed as if her winning days were behind her. Evonne returned to form at Wimbledon beating Chris Evert Lloyd in the final to win her second championship. The only Grand Slam that Evonne failed to win was the U. S. Open, but she lost tough finals to Court in '73, King in '74 and Evert in '75 (she lost easily to Evert in the '76 final as well).

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