Lesley (Turner) Bowrey

Hall of Fame

Inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame in August 1998; Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1997.

Between 1961 and 1967, Lesley Bowrey won 13 major titles, including two French Open singles titles, seven doubles and four mixed. She was a runner-up on 14 occasions in Grand Slam tournaments. Bowrey participated in the inaugural Federation Cup competition in 1963 and represented Australia in 13 ties for 13 wins and six losses. She captained Australia’s Fed Cup team between 1994 and 2000. In 1997, Bowrey was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. In the same year she was presented with the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award. This award is given to the female player who by character, sportsmanship, manners, and spirit of cooperation has contributed to the growth of the game of tennis. One year later, in 1998, Bowrey was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.