29 May 1950 |
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||SF (1971)|
|French Open||4R (1968)|
|Wimbledon||4R (1971, 1973)|
|US Open||QF (1970, 1971, 1974, 1978)|
Particularly noted as a junior player, in 1964 at the age of 14 she won a rare double in the Western Australian Women's open, taking both the Open and Junior titles. She won the Australian junior championship in 1967 and 1968 and reached the final of the Wimbledon Junior Invitational in 1968. That year she also won the French and United States Junior Championships. In 1968 she won the Australian and French Open Junior titles and the Australian Open Junior title again the following year.
In 1974 she was ranked number 3 in Australia. Between 1967 and 1979 she was never outside the top six in Australia, while playing amongst contemporaries in Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong, Kerry Reid and Wendy Turnbull.
Hunt was seeded once in the United States championships (number 8 in 1974); twice at the French Championships (number 4 in 1976 & 7 in 1977; and once at the Australian Championships (number 5 in 1974), but was never seeded at Wimbledon. She was runner-up in the 1971 Virginia Slims tournament, losing to Margaret Court and in 1976 reached the final of the Italian Open. Two years later in 1978 she made her first international open victory with a win in the Swiss Open. She reached the finals of the Canadian and Italian Opens in the same year, as well as the quarterfinals at the US Open.
As a doubles player she won the U.S Open Hardcourt and Claycourt titles with Evonne Goolagong.
In December 1970 she joined with Court and Goolagong in the 1971 Federation Cup victory over Great Britain at Royal King's Park Tennis Club. In the final match she partnered with Court, beating Virginia Wade and Winnie Shaw.
Hunt was inducted into the Western Australian Hall of Champions in 1993.
WTA Tour finals
Doubles 3 (1–2)
|Runner-up||1.||14 January 1971||Australian Open, Australia||Grass||Jill Emmerson|| Margaret Court
|Runner-up||2.||15 October 1978||US Indoors, USA||Carpet||Ilana Kloss|| Kerry Reid
|Winner||3.||26 November 1978||Christchurch, New Zealand||Grass||Sharon Walsh|| Katja Ebbinghaus
- W.A. Hall of Champions inductee booklet. (2006) Published by the Western Australian Institute of Sport
- Lesley Hunt at the Women's Tennis Association
- Lesley Hunt at the International Tennis Federation
- Lesley Hunt at the Fed Cup
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