Episode 18 – Evonne Fay Goolagong

In Episode 18, we discuss the life of Evonne Fay Goolagong along with some Australian history! She loved tennis from an early age and made it to the third round of the Australian Open at only 16 years old. Her NINE singles and doubles Australian Open Championships made up the lion’s share of her fourteen total career Grand Slams (2 from Wimbledon). She accomplished all of this while dealing with racism stemming from her Aboriginal heritage. LISTEN TO EPISODE 18 HERE.

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  1. How the Daughter of an Ancient Race Made it Out of the Australian Outback” By Harry Gordon, New York Times Magazine: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/magazine/how-the-daughter-of-an-ancient-race-made-it-out-of-the-australian-outback.html
  2. “’Sunshine super girl’ Goolagong Cawley defied prejudice to become a star” by Matt Majendie, CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/tennis/evonne-goolagong-cawley-australian-open/index.html
  3. “Evonne Goolagong – Growing Up” http://sports.jrank.org/pages/1672/Goolagong-Evonne-Growing-Up.html
  4. Wiradjuri Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiradjuri
  5. New South Wales Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales
  6. Evonne Goolagong Biography – Growing Up, Becoming A Tennis Star, A Professional Tennis Player, Chronology: http://sports.jrank.org/pages/1683/Goolagong-Evonne.html#ixzz546CF8Zwe
  7. Cawley, Evonne Fay Goolagong (1951 – ), The Australian Women’s Registry: http://www.womenaustralia.info/biogs/IMP0070b.htm
  8. Cawley, Evonne, National Library of Australia: https://trove.nla.gov.au/people/477798?c=people
  9. Where Are they Now? Evonne Goolagong, Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/where-are-they-now-evonne-goolagong-1456388.html
  10. Heroines of Sport: The Politics of Difference and Identity, By Jennifer Hargreaves: https://books.google.com/books?id=ntLoZp6LnyEC&pg=PA92&dq=evonne+goolagong&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwirprvQ09XYAhVn4oMKHYngCZwQ6AEIQjAF#v=onepage&q=evonne%20goolagong&f=false

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