Australia’s Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who won two Wimbledo
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) _ Australia’s Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who won two Wimbledon women’s singles and several Australian Open crowns during the 1970s, was selected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday.
The selection of Goolagong as the only 1988 inductee marks the first time that only one person will enter the Tennis Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made by Hall of Fame vice chairman William F. Talbert.
Ceremonies to mark Goolagong’s induction will be held at the Newport Casino in Newport, R.I., on July 9 during the Hall of Fame Championships tournament. She becomes the 147th inductee, and the 36th woman, since the Hall was founded in 1954.
In 1971, Goolagong won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open. Later that year, the 19-year-old won Wimbledon, beating Billie Jean King in the semifinals and fellow Australian Margaret Court in the final to become the youngest woman ever to win the coveted singles crown.
In 1980, following the birth of her first child, Goolagong became the first mother to win the Wimbledon singles championship since Dorthea Lambert- Chambers in 1914.
She won four Australian Open singles titles and five Australian Open doubles crowns. She also won the South African championships in 1972, the Italian Open in 1973 and the Virginia Slims Championships in 1974 and 1976.