Popular Female Tennis Player Lesley Turner

Lesley Turner

Australia is one of the most popular countries when it comes to the arena of tennis. The country plays host to one of the most prestigious Grand Slam titles each year, namely the Australian Open. Furthermore, the country has never failed to provide the world with the best tennis players, who are not only articulate in their skills but also consistent in their performances. It is therefore no surprise that several times, the players topping the world rankings are of Australian origin. One such player hailing from New South Wales is Lesley Turner, who dominated the world of tennis for much of the 1960s.  She emerged successful in 13 Grand Slam titles, an accomplishment that only few players can attribute to their name. Of these 13 titles, two were singles, four were mixed doubles and the remaining seven were women’s doubles. Such a wide diversity does not only display her versatility, but is also a testimony to the class and prowess of this exceptionally talented Australian.

Her various achievements rightfully allowed her name to be added to the International  Tennis Hall of Fame, a merit that is certainly very well deserved.  She also received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in the year 1997, a further acknowledgement of this woman’s contributions to the sport of tennis in terms of its growth and propagation.  Hence, while Australia continues to produce more and more tennis players with each passing year, at the same time it does not fail to acknowledge its older ones, those that set the foundation for this sport to develop in the first place.

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