Australian tennis champion who embraced her Aboriginal heritage.
Although aboriginals usually weren't allowed to play tennis, her kindly neighbor Bill Kurtzman introduced her to the game.
She won 14 Grand Slam titles in the 1980s.
She became a mother on May 12, 1977, with the birth of her daughter Kelly. She would have a son four years later, both with her husband Roger Cawley.
She and Serena Williams are often compared to each other.