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Evonne Goolagong Biography - Growing Up, Becoming A Tennis Star, A Professional Tennis Player, Chronology, Not Done Yet - CONTACT INFORMATION

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1951-

Australian tennis player

Evonne Goolagong's 1993 memoir, Home! The Evonne Goolagong Story, released just a few years after she returned to her native Australia, became a bestseller in her home country. The book's ability to capture the attention of so many people indicates just how popular this Aboriginal Australian was to her fellow citizens. As a tennis champion, Evonne Goolagong captured the Australian Open four times and won Wimbledon twice (with victories coming almost a decade apart) and, by the time she retired from professional tennis, had amassed a record of a record of 285 victories, with 19 career singles titles. Coming from a background in which this type of success was unheard of, Evonne Goolagong has used her star status to fight for other causes, advocating for Aboriginal rights as well as spending time establishing tennis development programs for Australian children.

Evonne Goolagong

CONTACT INFORMATION

Address: c/o IMC, 1 Erieview Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114.

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over 6 years ago

Thank you, I must say I was shocked that no memorial or court is named after her in the Melbourne Tennis Open, Rod Laver Arena. Australian tennis federation should be ashamed and be reminded of her credentials

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almost 6 years ago

quite a good bio, good tennis player to win the australian open 4 TIMES O_o

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almost 6 years ago

hi

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almost 6 years ago

This dose not help me at all. im sorry! well at least it helped SOME people! (:

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over 6 years ago

nnamm,

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over 6 years ago

Don't have a single question. I was thinking about my high school days and Ms. Goolagong's name came to mind because was the FIRST person I ever witnessed playing that sport. I immediately fell in love with tennis and with her. At age 52, I still follow the competition regularly and play (like the feeble, arthritic I am). Okay, my point is...I did not know she had written a memoir. I'm going to Amazon and buy it right now!