Naming of the green at Frew Park, Milton

Principal Petitioner Peter Rasey, Balmoral
Date Closed Sun, 25 Aug 2013 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 5 signatures

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Brisbane born and raised, Wendy Turnbull, affectionately known as the “Rabbit” because of her court speed, enjoyed success on the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) Tour as both a singles and doubles player. She reached the final of three Grand Slam Singles Championships and held a spot among the Top 10 singles players in the world from 1977-1985, peaking at No 3. At the 1977 US Open and 1979 French Open she was runner-up in the Singles Championships to Chris Evert and then to Hana Mandlikova at the 1980 Australian Open Singles Final. Her success in doubles made her one of the best doubles players in the world.

Wendy has won 9 Grand Slam Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles Titles at Wimbledon, the French and US Opens. At the 1979 French Open she reached the final of all three events, (a rare feat) losing the final of the singles but capturing the Ladies Doubles and Mixed Doubles Championships. While on tour she won 13 singles and 55 doubles titles. This tribute will fit in well with "Roy Emerson Courts" at Frew Park.

To the Lord Mayor, Cr Graham Quirk and to the Councillors of Brisbane City Council we, the undersigned residents and businesses, call on Brisbane City Council to consider naming the green at Frew Park - “Wendy Turnbull Green”. We feel this would add a special honour to a Brisbane sporting heroine, following the Hall of Fame induction in 2009. (We acknowledge that the park is called Frew Park.)