From Tennis to Law
Australian athlete, Bill Lloyd, has made an impressive transition from the tennis court to the court of law after retiring from the sport. Lloyd, a native of Sydney, had a successful tennis career, turning professional in the early 1970s after attending the University of Southern Illinois.
During his tennis career, Lloyd had several standout moments. His most notable achievement came in the 1975 US Open when he and his doubles partner Phil Dent defeated tennis legends Bjorn Borg and Rod Laver, making it to the quarter-finals. Dent, who also had a successful career, reached the Australian Open final in 1974 and achieved seven men's doubles grand slam finals, including a victory at the 1975 Australian Open.
Grand Slam Success
While Lloyd's singles career reached a ranking of world No. 106 in 1977, his most impressive performance in a grand slam tournament was a semi-final appearance in the mixed doubles at the 1978 French Open, alongside Trish Bostrom.
Law Career and Family
After retiring from tennis, Lloyd pursued a career in law and currently works as a barrister in Sydney. He runs the boutique law firm WM Lloyd and Associates in New South Wales, alongside his son Matt. Specializing in family law, de facto relationships law, and children's law, Lloyd is highly regarded in his field.
A Personal Journey
Aside from his professional achievements, Lloyd has faced personal challenges. In 2014, he underwent a total left knee replacement.