Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Tennis Player Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Biography: Evonne Goolagong Cawley is an Australian tennis player, formerly the world number one. She won 14 Grand Slam tournament titles, seven of which were in the women's singles: the Australian Open four times, Wimbledon twice, and the French Open.

Goolagong first came to fame after winning the French Open singles at age 19 in 1971. She won in the women's doubles at the Australian Open in the same year alongside Margaret Court. As a result she was named Australian of the Year for 1971.

In 1988, Goolagong was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. She was then selected for the Aboriginal Sporting Hall of Fame in 1989.

Born: July 31, 1951
Birthplace: Barellan, New South Wales, Australia
Age: 71 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1972-12-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley 6-4, 7-5 for her record 11th and final Australian singles crown
  • 1973-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Margaret Court wins her 24th and final Grand Slam singles title; beats fellow Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley 7-6, 5-7, 6-2
  • 1973-12-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 7-6, 4-6, 6-0 for her first of 4 home singles titles
  • 1974-09-07 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Billie Jean King wins her 4th and final US singles title; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 3-6, 6-3, 7-5
  • 1974-12-31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley retains her title; beats Martina Navratilova of Czechoslovakia 6-3, 6-2
  • 1975-09-06 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert wins her first of 6 US singles titles; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 5-7, 6-4, 6-2
  • 1976-01-03 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Renata Tomanova of Czechoslovakia 6-2, 6-2 for her 3rd straight home singles title
  • 1976-04-17 Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her second WTA Tour Championship at the Los Angeles Sports Arena; beats Chris Evert 6–3, 5–7, 6–3
  • 1976-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Chris Evert beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 8-6 for second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1976-09-11 US Open Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Chris Evert retains her title; dominates Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 6-3, 6-0
  • 1977-12-30 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Evonne Goolagong Cawley wins her 6th career Grand Slam title; beats fellow Australian Helen Gourlay Cawley 6-3, 6-0
  • 1978-04-02 Czech tennis star Martina Navratilova wins her first WTA Tour Championship; beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia 7-6, 6-4 at Oakland Coliseum Arena
  • 1980-07-04 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert 6-1, 7-6 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles crown
  • 2019-06-23 Ashleigh Barty becomes first Australian female in 42 years (since Evonne Goolagong Cawley) to attain world #1 tennis ranking when she beats Julia Görges 6-3, 7-5 at the Birmingham Classic

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