Evonne Goolagong Cawley
1971 Australian of the Year Tennis Champion
DOB: 1 / Jan / 1951
From: New South Wales
Evonne Goolagong Cawley, MBE, AO is a Wiradjuri Aborigine. In 1988 she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Rhode Island and the following year, into the Aboriginal Sporting Hall of Fame. In her glorious tennis career Evonne was ranked the number one player in the world in 1971 and 1976. In total she won 92 pro tournaments, was a finalist in 18 Grand Slam events winning Wimbledon twice, the Australian Open 4 times, the French Open once and was runner up 4 years in succession at the US Open. In August 2012, Evonne established and became the first Chair of the Evonne Goolagong Foundation. Since then, under the auspices of the Evonne Goolagong Foundation and in conjunction with the Government Learn Earn Legend! initiative with Evonne as LEL Ambassador, the program has conducted Tennis Come and Try Days nationwide giving access to Goolagong State Development Camps which in turn feed into the GNDC .