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Heather McKay Biography

Heather McKay is a retired Australian squash player, whose profile is considered by many to be the greatest female player in the history of the game, and possibly also Australia's greatest-ever sportswoman. She dominated the women's squash game in the 1960s and 1970s, winning 16 consecutive British Open titles between 1962 and 1977, and capturing the inaugural women's World Open title in 1979, whilst remaining undefeated during that period. She lost only two matches in her entire career (in 1960 and 1962), and was unbeaten in competitive squash matches from 1962 through to 1981, when she retired from active open squash. McKay won her first British Open (considered to be the effective world championship of the sport at the time) in 1962. She then won it again every year for the next 15 consecutive years, losing only two games at the championship during that time.. In the 1968 championship, she won the final against her compatriot Bev Johnson without dropping a point. 76, an unofficial world championship known as the Women's World Squash Championship was held in Brisbane, which McKay won by defeating Marion Jackman in the final. The first official women's World Open was held in 1979 in England, and McKay captured the inaugural title. McKay also won the Australian Amateur Championships for 14 consecutive times from 1960 to 1973. Since retiring from the top-level game, she has won two over-45 world championship titles and two over-50 world championship titles. n racquetball, she won the American Amateur Racquetball Championship once, the American Professional Racquetball Championship three times, and the Canadian Racquetball Championship five times.

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