Evonne Fay Goolagong Cawley (born 31 July 1951), known as Evonne Goolagong in her earlier career, is an Australian former world No. 1 tennis player. She was one of the world's leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, and the number one Australian pro on tour after the retirement of Margaret Court. At the age of 19, Goolagong won the French Open singles crown and the Australian Open doubles championships (with Margaret Court). She followed those up with a victory in the ladies singles at Wimbledon on 2 July, 1971. In 1980, she became the first mother to win Wimbledon in 66 years. Goolagong would go on to win 14 Grand Slam tournament titles: seven in singles (four at the Australian Open, two at Wimbledon and one at the French Open), six in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles. She represented Australia in three Fed Cup competitions, winning the title in 1971, 1973 and 1974, and was Fed Cup captain for three consecutive years.
In the New South Wales town Barellan, where she grew up, there is a giant tennis racquet erected with her name on it. The racquet, which was unveiled in Evonne Goolagong Park in October 2009 during the Barellan Centenary celebrations, is an exact 20:1 scale model of her signature wooden Dunlop racquet.
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