One of the most decorated female tennis players of all time, Goolagong was the first Australian aborigine to play competitive tennis. During the 1970s and 1980s, Goolagong made seventeen appearances in Grand Slam finals and won seven titles. She is also the only woman in the modern tennis era to have won a Wimbledon title after having a child. Awarded the title of "Australian of the Year" in 1971, Goolagong has served as a Sports Ambassador to Aboriginal communities in the country since 1997. Her annual "Goolagong National Development Camp" is provides competitive tennis training to Aboriginal youth.