Lesley Bowrey

  • Age81
  • Born16 August 1942
  • Birth PlaceTrangie, New South Wales
  • LivesNew South Wales
  • PlaysRight-handed
  • Playing StatusRetired
  • Australian Tennis Hall Of Fame1998
  • International Tennis Hall Of Fame1997

Singles champion
French 1963, 1965

Doubles champion
Australian 1964, 1965, 1967
French 1964, 1965
Wimbledon 1964
United States 1961

Mixed doubles champion
Australian 1962, 1967
Wimbledon 1961, 1964

Federation Cup
1963-65, 1967
Captain 1994-2000

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

Barty, Dellacqua eyeing history in Paris
MOVING ON: Australian duo Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty are into the French Open semifinals; Getty Images
8 June, 2017

Duo aiming to become first all-Australian women's doubles pair in half a century to reach all four Grand Slam finals.
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Stop slammin’ Sam: great backs Stosur
Samantha Stosur of Australia serves in her match against Varvara Lepchenko of the USA during day one of the 2015 Brisbane International at Pat Rafter Arena on January 4, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
10 January, 2015

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.
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Australians presented with Hall of Fame rings
Former Australian players with their International Tennis Hall of Fame rings. FIONA HAMILTON
31 January, 2013

Some of Australia's greatest ever tennis players have been presented with rings by the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Aussies at Roland Garros – Lesley Turner 1965
17 May, 2012

As we count down to French Open 2012, will feature some of the best Australian achievements at Roland Garros.
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