Helen Gourlay

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Helen Gourlay
Full name Helen Gourlay Cawley
Country  Australia
Born (1946-12-23) 23 December 1946 (age 68)
Launceston,Australia
Plays Right-handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1977)
French Open F (1971)
Wimbledon 4R (1968, 1977)
US Open QF (1970)
Doubles
Career titles 20
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1971, 1975, 1977, 1977)
French Open F (1971, 1977)
Wimbledon W (1977)
US Open QF (1971, 1974)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1967)
French Open SF (1966)
Wimbledon SF (1970, 1974)
US Open QF (1971)

Helen Gourlay Cawley (born 23 December 1946) is a retired female tennis player from Australia.

She was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Cawley reached the singles final of two Grand Slam tournaments, losing the 1971 French Open and the December 1977 Australian Open to countrywoman Evonne Goolagong Cawley. Despite both players marrying men with the same surname, they are not related to each other.[1]

Cawley's greatest success was in women's doubles. She was a four-time winner of the Australian Open (1972, 1976, 1977 (January), 1977 (December)). She won Wimbledon in 1977 and was the runner-up there in 1974. And she was twice the runner-up at the French Open (1971 and 1977).

Grand Slam singles finals[edit]

Runner-ups (2)[edit]

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1971 French Open Flag of Australia.svg Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3–6, 5–7
1977 Australian Open (December) Flag of Australia.svg Evonne Goolagong Cawley 3–6, 0–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Tournament 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 Career SR
Australia QF 3R 3R 2R 1R QF A QF SF A 2R 2R SF SF F A A 1R 0 / 14
France A A 1R 3R 3R 2R 1R F 4R A A A A 3R A A A 0 / 8
Wimbledon A A 2R 1R 4R 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 3R 2R A 4R 2R A A 0 / 11
United States A A A A A A QF 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R 3R 2R A A A 0 / 8
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 5 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 41

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evonne Goolagong routs Cawley to win 4th lid". Bangor Daily News. 2 January 1978. p. 16. 

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