Famous Tennis Player Wendy Turnbull

Wendy Turnbull

Wendy Turnbull was born on November 26, 1952 in Australia. The retired player was also known to have the name of ‘Rabbit’ which was associated with the speed she had in the courts. Her professional career started in the year 1975. She was the only player to be appointed in the International Tennis Federation Olympic Committee in the year 1991. Moreover, her achievements are also used to serve the ITF’s Fed Cup committee. In Brisbane, a public park was inaugurated in the name of Wendy Turnbull in 1993. In 1984, Turnbull was appointed as a member of the Order of the British Empire. Her achievements also led her to enter the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in the year 2009.

Turnbull reached the finals of the Grand Slam Singles Championships and was ranked to be the third best player for a period of 1977 to 1985. The singles and doubles titles at the WTA tour is also a star in her career history. She was also a successful player in doubles tournaments and has the title to earn 9 Grand Slam Ladies Doubles as well as Mixed Doubles t the Wimbledon, US Open and French Open. She also managed to reach the finals of the three tournaments in which she lost the singles but, won Mixed Doubles and Ladies Doubles Championship. Her achievements include 55 doubles and 13 singles title. She also won a Bronze medal in the Seoul Olympics held in 1988 in the Ladies Doubles match. In 1983, she was awarded as Australia’s “Sportswoman of the Year”.

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