Evonne (Goolagong) Cawley
- Born31 July 1951
- Birth PlaceGriffith, New South Wales
- LivesNoosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
- Height168 cm
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1994
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1988
Australian 1974-76, (December) 1977
Wimbledon 1971, 1980
Australian 1971, 1974-76
Mixed doubles champion
1970, 1972-76, 1982
Evonne Goolagong Cawley ranked in the top 10 for nine years and climbed to the top of the rankings for one week in 1976. She won four Australian Open singles between 1974 and 1977, though not in consecutive championships, as she missed the January 1977 Open and won the December 1977 event. The beloved “Gong” finished her career in the mid-1980s with seven Grand Slam singles titles from 18 finals, and 13 major titles in all. Renowned for her grace, ethereal touch and fluid speed around the court, Goolagong Cawley started playing as a young girl by hitting a ball against a wall with a board from an apple crate. The US Open was the only major to elude the adored Aussie; she lost four consecutive finals in New York between 1973 and 1976. She did, however, win Wimbledon as a mother in 1980, only the second woman to do so.
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