What was Evonne Goolagong famous for?

About. Evonne Cawley, a member of the Wiradjuri people, was the first indigenous Australian to win a Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 1971. She left her hometown in Barellan, New South Wales, to live in Sydney to concentrate on her tennis, under the management of Mr Vic Edwards, a well known Sydney tennis coach.

How old is Evonne Goolagong?

70 years (July 31, 1951)
Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Age

Where does Evonne Goolagong come from?

Griffith, Australia
Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Place of birth

Is Evonne Goolagong part Aboriginal?

She is the third of eight children from an Australian Aboriginal (Wiradjuri) family. Her father, Ken Goolagong, was an itinerant sheep shearer and her mother, Melinda, was a homemaker. Evonne was born in Griffith, New South Wales, and grew up in the small country town of Barellan.

What is Evonne Goolagong doing now?

Since her retirement from the professional tour in 1983, Goolagong has remained in the public eye as an ambassador for the game of tennis, as well as being an advocate for her native people’s rights. She works hard to bring the issues of race to the forefront.

What was Evonne Goolagong married name?

Roger Cawleym. 1975
Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Spouse

She ranked in the Top 10 for nine years. She married Roger Cawley in 1975 and added the surname while still on tour. Nagging injuries forced her into retirement in 1983. She moved to South Carolina, where she became the touring professional at the Hilton Head Racquet Club.

Is Yvonne Goolagong Cawley still married?

Evonne and husband Roger have two children Kelly Inala and Morgan Kyeema, two grand daughters Beau Maya and Lucy Nikita, a grandson Theodore James Yarraga and reside at Noosa Heads Qld where they are the proud patrons of both the Noosa Football and Tennis Clubs.

Is Yvonne Goolagong still married?