- Born16 August 1942
- Birth PlaceTrangie, New South Wales
- LivesNew South Wales
- Playing StatusRetired
- Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1998
- International Tennis Hall Of Fame1997
French 1963, 1965
Australian 1964, 1965, 1967
French 1964, 1965
United States 1961
Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1962, 1967
Wimbledon 1961, 1964
Between 1961 and 1967, Lesley Turner won 13 major titles: two French singles titles, seven doubles at all four majors, and four mixed. An extremely fit and determined baseliner, she was a runner-up on 14 occasions in Grand Slam tournaments. Turner participated in the inaugural Federation Cup competition in 1963 and represented Australia in 13 ties for 13 wins and six losses. As Lesley Bowrey, she captained Australia’s Fed Cup team between 1994 and 2000. In 1997, as well as being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Bowrey was presented with the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award. This award is given to a female player who by character, sportsmanship, manners, and spirit of cooperation, has contributed to the growth of tennis.
Lesley Bowrey in the news
Duo aiming to become first all-Australian women's doubles pair in half a century to reach all four Grand Slam finals.
Samantha Stosur will be heartened by the staunch backing of one of Australia's tennis greats as she looks to reignite her summer at the Sydney International.
Some of Australia's greatest ever tennis players have been presented with rings by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
As we count down to French Open 2012, tennis.com.au will feature some of the best Australian achievements at Roland Garros.