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Lesley Rosemary Turner Bowrey AM (born 16 August 1942 in Trangie, New South Wales) is an Australian female tennis player.

Bowrey won 13 Grand Slam titles during her career: two in singles, seven in women's doubles, and four in mixed doubles. She lost in the final of 14 other Grand Slam events.

Bowrey twice won the singles title at the French Championships. In 1963, she defeated Ann Haydon Jones in the final, and in 1965, she defeated Margaret Court in the final.

Bowrey was the runner-up at four Grand Slam singles tournaments. She lost in the final of the French Championships to Court in 1962 and to Françoise Durr in 1967. She lost in the final of the Australian Championships to Court in 1964 and to Nancy Richey Gunter in 1967.

Bowrey was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and received the Sarah Palfrey Danzig Award in 1997. The award is given to the female player who by character, sportsmanship, manners, and spirit of cooperation has contributed to the growth of the game of tennis.

In 2009, Bowrey was awarded membership of the Order of Australia for her services to tennis; as a player, Federation Cup captain, coach and mentor.

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Grand Slam singles finals

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Wins (2)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1963 French Championships United Kingdom Ann Haydon Jones 2–6, 6–3, 7–5
1965 French Championships (2) Australia Margaret Court 6–3, 6–4

Runner-ups (4)

Year Championship Opponent in Final Score in Final
1962 French Championships Australia Margaret Court 6–3, 3–6, 7–5
1964 Australian Championships Australia Margaret Court 6–3, 6–2
1967 Australian Championships(2) United States Nancy Richey Gunter 6–1, 6–4
1967 French Championships (3) France Françoise Durr 4–6, 6–3, 6–4

Grand Slam tournament record

  • Australian Championships
    • Singles runner-up: 1964, 1967
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1964, 1965, 1967
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1963, 1966, 1968, 1976
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1962, 1967
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1963
  • French Championships
    • Singles champion: 1963, 1965
    • Singles runner-up: 1962, 1967
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1964, 1965
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1962, 1963, 1964
  • Wimbledon
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1964
    • Mixed Doubles champion: 1961, 1964
  • U.S. Championships
    • Women's Doubles champion: 1961
    • Women's Doubles runner-up: 1964
    • Mixed Doubles runner-up: 1962

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 Career SR
Australia QF 2R 3R QF SF F 3R 3R F SF 2R A 2R A 3R A 1R QF 1R / A A 0 / 16
France A A 4R F W SF W A F A SF A QF A A A A A A 3R 2 / 9
Wimbledon A A 2R QF 4R SF QF A QF QF QF A 4R A A A A A A 2R 0 / 10
United States A A QF 4R A 2R A A SF A 2R A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 6
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 2 / 41

A – did not participate in the tournament.

SR – the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

Note: The Australian Open was held twice in 1977, in January and December. Bowrey participated only in the January edition.

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