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"Mum's words always stay in my mind. She used to tell me to 'have a lovely day' whenever I left the house to go play. When I came home she always asked: 'Did you have a lovely day?' It was never: 'Did you win or lose?'"

- Evonne Goolagong Cawley the serene Australian 1970s champion, in a 2005 interview with Inside Sport magazine.
"My greatest high was to hit a ball well, to try to do it perfectly, to try different things with my shots whether they came off or not. I can think back to matches I lost where I played one or two points perfectly, and that gave me a thrill. The most exciting match I ever played was the 1974 U.S. Open final against Billie Jean, and I lost it."
- Evonne, the 1970s champion from Australia.
"No, I'm thrilled about being a very good mother."
- Evonne when asked in 1978 if she were thrilled that her comeback had gone so well. From the 1979 book, Famous Women Tennis Players.>





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