Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Born:
July 31, 1951
Place of Birth:
Griffith, Australia
Citizenship:
Australia
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1988

In many ways a ballerina of the courts who seemed to wear a permanent smile on her face no matter how much stress surrounded her, Australian Evonne Goolagong was a celebrated figure everywhere she went in the world of tennis. She glided around the back court with astonishing grace, speed, and comfort, but was most at home in the forecourt. Her backhand ground stroke and backhand volley were golden attributes. Most of all, she was sporting and fundamentally straightforward, a woman who improved her sport just by showing up.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1974-77
  • Doubles Champion 1971, 1974-76

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1971
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1972

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1971, 1980
  • Doubles Champion 1974

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1970, 1972-76, 1982