Evonne Goolagong Biography
Date of Birth
31 July 1951, Griffith, New South Wales, Australia
Evonne Fay Goolagong
Cawley, Roger (1975 - present) 2 children
First Australian aborigine to play professional tennis on the pro tour.
Mother of daughter, Kelly Cawley (born in 1977), and son, Morgan Cawley (born in 1981).
She was awarded the M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1972 Queen's New Years Honours List and the A.O. (Officer of the Order of Australia) in the 1982 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to tennis.
She was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal in the 2001 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Australian society through the sport of tennis.
She was awarded the Australian Sports Medal on August 30, 2000 for her services to tennis. She was an Australian Singles Champion from 1974 to 1977; she won the French Open Singles in 1977; and Wimbledon Singles in 1971 and in 1980.
She was raised in Barella and discovered by tennis coach, Vic Edwards in 1964.
She had won 17 state titles, 3 Australian Hardcourt Championship (1970-1972), the Australian Singles Championship four times (1974-1976, 1978), the French Open in 1971, the Italian Open in 1973, the South African Open in 1977, and three Virginia Slims events.
She won the Wimbledon Singles event twice in 1971 and in 1980.
She was awarded Australian of the Year and Australian Sports Person of the Year.
She retired from Tennis in 1982.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Evonne Goolagong Vs Virginia Wade 6.mp4