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Goolagong Cawley, Evonne (1951–)

Australian-Aboriginal tennis player. Name variations: Evonne Cawley; Evonne Goolagong-Cawley. Born Evonne Goolagong, July 31, 1951, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia; m. Roger Cawley, June 16, 1975.

Won North England and Cumberland Hard Court championships and Welsh, Victorian, Midlands, Queensland, and Bavarian opens (1970); was Australian Hard Court champion in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, and on the winning Federation Cup team (1970); won South African Doubles and French Open, Wimbledon, Dutch Open, and Queensland Open singles (1971); won NSW and South African opens, and was runner-up at Wimbledon (1972); was US Indoors champion, and on the Federation Cup winning team (1973); won Canadian and Italian opens (1973); won Czechoslovakian championship in singles and mixed doubles (1973); won Australian and US opens (1974); was New Zealand Open champion in singles and doubles, and on winning Federation Cup team (1974); was Wimbledon doubles champion and Virginia Slims champion (1974); won Australian Open and was runner-up at Wimbledon (1975); won NSW and Australian opens (1976); was runner-up at Wimbledon (1976); had 15 consecutive victories on Virginia Slims tour (1976); was Sydney Colgate International champion (1977); won NSW and Australian opens (1977); was US Indoor champion (1979); won Wimbledon singles (1980). Awarded MBE by Queen Elizabeth II and named Australian of the Year (1972); named Sun Sportsman of the Year (1974).

See also autobiography Home! The Evonne Goolagong Story (Simon & Schuster, 1993) and autobiography with Bud Collins and Victor Edwards Evonne (Hart-Davis, MacGibbon, 1975); and Max Robertson, Wimbledon—Centre Court of the Game (BBC, 1981); and Women in World History.

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