Debbie Freeman

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Deborah Freeman
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Australia
Born (1962-06-05) 5 June 1962 (age 55)
Sydney, Australia
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record 2–12
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 1r (1983)
French Open 1r (1981)
Wimbledon 1r (1981, 1983)
US Open 1r (1981)
Career record 0–4
Last updated on: 7 August 2007.

Debbie Freeman (born 5 June 1962) is an Australian former tennis player who won Junior Wimbledon in 1980.

In 1978, Freeman won the Australian Open Girls' Doubles title with Kathy Mantle.[1]

In 1980, Freeman became the first Australian to win Girls' Singles title at Wimbledon.[2][3] At the moment she is the only Australian to win the Junior Girls Wimbledon title. Freeman received a telegram from the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Fraser, congratulating her on her win.

Freeman however failed to capitalise on her Junior titles, losing first-round matches at the US Open, Wimbledon and the French Open in the following year. She retired from professional tennis soon after.[4]


  1. ^ "Australian Junior Summer Circuit" (PDF). Tennis Australia. 2008. Archived from the original (pdf) on 4 September 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Top grooming for future stars". The Age. 30 November 1981. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Nicklin, Lenore (8 July 1980). "Winner was last minute choice". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Walton, Darren (1 January 2010). "High hopes for Tennis Australia recruit". The Age. Retrieved 1 April 2010. 

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