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Wimbledon tennis great Evonne Goolagong Cawley is hoping to inspire a new breed of Indigenous children to follow in her footsteps.
The former world No. 1 launched a new tennis initiative, Learn earn legend! Tennis come and try days at the Kaurna Plains School in Adelaide this week and says it could help unearth Australia's next champion.
'I'm trying to get as many Indigenous kids playing tennis as possible - that's my second dream,' said Mrs Goolagong Cawley, who is the last Australian woman to win Wimbledon.
'My first dream was to win Wimbledon and this is my second dream about to happen.'
'By getting more Indigenous kids playing the sport we've got a better chance of finding another champion.'
The program, designed for children aged 5-15, is about more than tennis.
'It's all about bettering their lives and creating jobs,' she said.
The Adelaide program starts on Saturday 28 April 2012 at the Murray Bridge Lawn Tennis Club, Murray Bridge and is at the Millswood Tennis Club on Monday 30 April.
Source: The Advertiser