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18-May-2017
18-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The bust commemorates tennis player, Kerry Melville Reid who one Grand Slam singles title and 26 other singles titles and was the runner-up in 40 singles tournaments.  She was included in the year-end world top ten rankings for 12 consecutive years from 1968 to 1979.  

She won at least one tournament annually from 1966 through 1979, except for 1975.  Her career-high ranking was World No. 5 in 1971, behind Margaret Court, Bille Jean King, Evonne Goolagong and Rosie Casals.

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:2014
Front Inscription

Kerry Melville Reid

Singles Champion
Australian Open 1977

Doubles Champion
Australian Open 1968, 1977

Doubles Champion
Wimbledon 1978

Federation Cup Player 1968

 

Source: MA
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