1884 - The women's singles competition begins
at Wimbledon. Maud Watson is the first
2007 - The Wimbledon tennis tournament
announces that it will pay women and men
equal prize money for the first time.
2016 – Serena Williams claims her 22nd grand
Photo credit: Tennis Theme
1988 - at the Seoul Olympics, the Australian
women's hockey team Hockeyroos, became
the first Australian women's team sport to win
an Olympic gold medal.
1996/2000 - The Hockeyroos went on to win
the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta and
2000 Sydney Games.
Photo credit: Hockey.org and SMH
1985 – Dawn Fraser is the first female
inductee in the Sport Australia Hall of
2014 - Dori Miller is the first female
Australian to swim a double English
Photo credit: olimpia.origo.hu
Photo Credit: The Daily Telegraph
1924 - Figure skating is the only sport open to
women at the first Winter Olympic Games.
2002 - Alisa Camplin competes at the 2012
Winter Olympics Salt Lake City became
Australia's first female Winter Olympics gold
Photo credit: ABC
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