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Evonne Goolagong Cawley … a real champion

Evonne Goolagong Cawley … a real champion

Evonne Goolagong holds up the 1971 Wimbledon Singles Championship trophy after beating Margaret Court 6-4, 6-1.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley, AC, MBE (born 31 July 1951) is an Australian former World No. 1 tennis player. She was one of the world’s leading players in the 1970s and early 1980s, during which she won 14 Grand Slam 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.

Wimbledon … finally

Congratulations to Andy Murray on becoming the first British man to play a Wimbledon final in 74 years. The last man to achieve this was Bunny Austin way back in 1938. The whole nation waits to see if the 25- year old Scot can be its first champion since Fred Perry in 1936. Good luck Andy.

The 1951 Wimbledon Championships took place on the outdoor grass courts at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon from 25 June to 6 July.
American Dick Savitt defeated Australian Ken McGregor 6-4, 6-4, 6-4  in the Men’s Singles Final. And in the Women’s Singles Final, American Doris Hart defeated fellow American Shirley Fry Irvin 6-1, 6-0.
Click on this link for some film of this event.