Evonne Goolagong Cawley ‘lucky’ not to have become member of the stolen generations

  • Indigenous tennis great forced to hide under bed as a child
  • Experiences helped forge grand slam champion’s career

The tennis legend Evonne Goolagong Cawley has made the startling confession that she feared becoming a member of Australia’s stolen generations before carving out one of the all-time great careers.

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Goolagong Cawley’s first grand slam success in Paris, but the former world No 1 admits her career was almost over before it began.

Related: Martina Navratilova takes fight on-court for name change to Evonne Goolagong Arena

Continue reading…

Powered by Live Score & Live Score App