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13-May-2017
13-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The portrait bust commemorates tennis player, Daphne Akhurst who won the women's singles title at the Australian Championships five times between 1925 and 1930.   She was ranked the World No. 3 in 1928.

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Barbara McLean

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2006
Front Inscription

Daphne Akhurst

Winner of 14 Grand Slam Titles

Singles Champion of :
Australia 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930

Doubles Champion of :
Australia 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929, 1931

Mixed Doubles Champion of :
Australia 1924, 1925, 1928, 1929

The Australian Open Women`s Singles trophy is named the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup.

Source: MA
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