Australian Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong plays in the Hong Kong national tennis championships at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in October 1971. Photo: SCMP
Australian Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong plays in the Hong Kong national tennis championships at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in October 1971. Photo: SCMP

When Australian tennis champion Evonne Goolagong played in Hong Kong after her first Wimbledon triumph

  • Hong Kong was keen to have the game’s newest superstar play in its national grass-court championships following Goolagong’s Wimbledon victory in 1971
  • The ‘tousle-haired champion’ was a rarity in the modern era, the Post reported, ‘a young woman who doesn’t really care about money’.

Australian Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong plays in the Hong Kong national tennis championships at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in October 1971. Photo: SCMP
Australian Wimbledon champion Evonne Goolagong plays in the Hong Kong national tennis championships at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in October 1971. Photo: SCMP
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