Australian Wimbledon Champions Ash Barty and Evonne Goolagong-Cawley pay tribute to each other.

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
In a poignant gesture to her Indigenous idol and mentor, Barty wore a Fila dress inspired by Goolagong’s 1971 Wimbledon outfit, designed by Ted Tinling who revolutionised tennis fashion, throughout her triumphant campaign.

“I hope I made Evonne proud,” Barty said during an emotional victory speech.

Goolagong Cawley left her in no doubt. “Oh she certainly did,” the former world No 1 said from her home on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Sunday. “She made me proud from the first time I saw Ash. She must have been about 13.

“She was playing at the Australian Open and [my husband] Roger and I stayed and watched for a bit and we saw one whole point where she showed all the skills.

“She did the slice, the volley, the smash. Everything in one game and we both just looked at each other and thought ‘oh, she’s got it, she’s going to be our next champion’. So look at her now.”
 

R. Schweikart

Professional
Two classy, sporting champions that are excellent ambassadors for the sport.




Evonne looks good today, she must be about 70 now!! :love:
I remember seeing pictures of her about 20 years ago and back then she didn't look very healthy (very overweight ...). It was a bit sad.

Second-most elegant player ever (behind only Steffi!).
 

PDJ

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Evonne looks good today, she must be about 70 now!! :love:
I remember seeing pictures of her about 20 years ago and back then she didn't look very healthy (very overweight ...). It was a bit sad.

Second-most elegant player ever (behind only Steffi!).
when Goolagong Cawley was overweight it was because of steroids due to illness.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
This is a charming article written by Evonne Goolagong-Cawley's daughter Kelly - "once the most famous toddler in tennis".

It really touches on why her mother is so fondly thought of by many of us.

 
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