HEATHER McKAY / by Molly Schiot

Heather McKay is a retired Australian squash player who is considered by many to be the greatest female player in the history of the game, and possibly also Australia's greatest-ever sportswoman.  She won every women's title at the British Open (the de facto championship) from 1962 until 1977. After retiring from the sport in 1979, McKay turned her sights to racquetball and almost instantly became a sensation, reaching the semifinals of her first invitational tournament without even knowing how the game was played.

Heather McKay is a retired Australian squash player who is considered by many to be the greatest female player in the history of the game, and possibly also Australia's greatest-ever sportswoman.  She won every women's title at the British Open (the de facto championship) from 1962 until 1977. After retiring from the sport in 1979, McKay turned her sights to racquetball and almost instantly became a sensation, reaching the semifinals of her first invitational tournament without even knowing how the game was played.