Who Is Roger Cawley? Husband Of Evonne Goolagong Cawley

by Sushant Sat Apr 01 2023 Updated On Sun Apr 02 2023
Who Is Roger Cawley? Husband Of Evonne Goolagong Cawley

Roger Cawley is well known for being the husband of former tennis player Evonne Goolagong Cawley. 

Roger was born in England. He is a former junior tennis player

Marriage And Children

Roger and Evonne have been married each other since June 19, 1975. They met in 1970 when Evonne was on a trip to London, England

Roger used to write letters to have conversations with Evonne which continued for five years

As both were tennis players, they even practiced together after marriage. 

Roger Cawley with his wife, Roger Cawley.
Roger Cawley with his wife, Roger Cawley. Source: Pinterest

The couples are parents of a son and a daughter. The name of their daughter is Kelly Inalla who was born on May 12, 1977, in the United States

Kelly serves her mother in her tennis camps. Her brother's name is Morgan Cawley. Morgan was born in Beaufort, United States, on May 28, 1981

He is a national soccer league player. He’s currently playing for the club Coniston Lions

Roger Cawley with his wife, Roger Cawley and their daughter.
Roger Cawley with his wife, Roger Cawley and their daughter.


The age of Roger’s wife Evonne is 71 years old.

Net Worth

Roger's net worth is under review. Instead, his wife Evonne holds a net worth of $1 million. 

About His Wife, Evonne 

Evonne was born on July 31, 1951, in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia, to her father, Kenny Goolagong, and Melinda Goolagong

She is a former tennis player who has won seven Grand Slam singles titles. She was the first indigenous Australian to win a Grand Slam singles title

When she retired in 1983 in Florida, United States, she promoted tennis and encouraged indigenous Australians to take the sport. 

She has also established the Evonne Goolagong Foundation, which provides opportunities for Indigenous children to play tennis and learn valuable life skills. 

She even got inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1988.

The Initial Period Of Playing Tennis Was Painful For Evonne

Evonne claimed that she first started her tennis career in Sydney as it was painful for her because she had to leave her family. 

She said in an interview that she used to cry at night because of homesickness. 

Despite having such troubles, she didn’t quit it because she had a dream which came to her when she read a princess magazine story.

The story included a young girl trained and taken to Wimbledon, where different tennis tournaments happen. 

The girl in the story had played on the magical center court and won. 

Later, Evonne discovered that Wimbledon was real in London, England, which became her dream. 

Evonne said that she used to practice tennis at the practice wall to fulfill her dream because she hardly used to go on a tennis court. 

How Evonne Started Her Journey With Tennis?

Before getting introduced to tennis, Evonne used to play with a handle of an apple crate by hitting balls with it. 

In an interview, she said she calls the handle “Bundi.” She said she started practicing by hitting a ball within it in the wall, water tanks. 

She said that she used to compete daily by challenging her high score every day. 

At that time, her father was an itinerant sheep shearer, and his boss took her whole family to Berlin. Luckily, there was a tennis club right behind their residency, and it was the first time Evonne was introduced to a tennis court. 

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