Popular Tennis Player Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Evonne Goolagong-Cawley

Evonne Goolagong, famous Tennis player, was born in Australia in 1951. She was lucky to have been picked by veteran tennis coach Vic Edwards, who trained her so well that she took World number 1 rank when she eventually started playing professional tennis at her full potential.

She won 14 Grand Slam titles during 1970s and 1980s. With her phenomenal performances, she was considered to be among the top players throughout these two decades. She won Wimbledon as well as French Open during her rather longish career.

She became a sensation in Australia when she won French Open and Wimbledon in 1971. Australian press loved her for her style while fans enjoyed her competitiveness on the court and her personality off the court. Another reason for her popularity was that she defeated Margaret Court in the Wimbledon finals. Margaret was the only other lady from Australia at that time to have ever won Wimbledon final.

When she won the Wimbledon, she was a mother. She was the only mother to have won the title in last 66 years of the tournament. She was also the last mother to have won the same title but her record was broken when Kim Clijster won the title in 2009.

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