Debbie Freeman

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Deborah Freeman
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1962-06-05) 5 June 1962 (age 57)
Sydney, Australia
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Career record2–12
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1r (1983)
French Open1r (1981)
Wimbledon1r (1981, 1983)
US Open1r (1981)
Career record0–4
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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