Born in Queanbeyan, Australia in 1941, squash player Heather McKay was perhaps the most dominant sportsperson of modern times. She was undefeated for 17 years between 1962 and 1977 in all tournaments, winning 16 British Open titles (the Wimbledon of squash) during that period. After retiring from squash in 1979 at the age of 38, she switched to racquetball where she quickly rose to become the number one player in the world.
Heather McKay began playing squash only as a teenager, and her rise to become world number 1 was very rapid. During the period of her squash dominance she also pursued a successful career in hockey.