05 Oct 2016

Obituary: Angie Cunningham

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Angie Cunningham (AUS)

The ITF is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Angie Cunningham, who passed away aged 43 on 4 October with the progressive neurological disorder, Motor Neurone Disease.

Formerly the Vice President of Player Relations and On Site Operations at the WTA, Cunningham was a hugely talented junior tennis player.

By the age of 18, she had climbed as high as No. 2 in the world junior doubles rankings, and was twice a finalist in doubles at the Junior Australian Open. She also reached the title match in doubles at Junior Wimbledon. 

Despite her early prowess in the game, Cunningham (who competed under her maiden name Woolcock) struggled to translate her junior success to the professional tour and, as she told the Herald Sun in an interview earlier this year, “after five years of barely breaking even, I enrolled in university and got on to a path that was more financially viable!”

Cunningham is survived by her husband Pat and their young daughters, Sophie and Maggie.