Phyllis Covell

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Phyllis Covell
Full name Phyllis Lindrea Covell
Country  United Kingdom
Born (1895-05-22)22 May 1895
London, England
Died 28 October 1982(1982-10-28) (aged 87)
Heyshott, England
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Wimbledon 4R (1929)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1924, 1929)
US Open W (1923)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Wimbledon F (1921)
US Open F (1929)
Team competitions
Wightman Cup W (1924)
Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Silver 1924 Paris Doubles

Phyllis Lindrea Covell (née Howkins) (22 May 1895 – 28 October 1982) was a female tennis player from Great Britain.

She is best remembered for her silver medal at the Paris Olympics of 1924 in the women's doubles event (partnering Kathleen McKane). In 1923 she won the women's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with McKane defeating the American pairing of Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman and Eleanor Goss in three sets.[1] She was also a runner-up in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 1921, partnering Maxwell Woosnam. In 1924 she was part of the British Wightman Cup team who defeated the United States 6–1 at Wimbledon. Covell won both her singles matches against Helen Wills and Molla Mallory.[2][3]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 4 (1 titles, 3 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1923 U.S. National Championships United Kingdom Kitty McKane Godfree United States Hazel Hotchkiss
United States Eleanor Goss
2–6, 6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1924 Wimbledon United Kingdom Kitty McKane Godfree United States Hazel Hotchkiss
United States Helen Wills
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1929 Wimbledon United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd United Kingdom Peggy Saunders
United Kingdom Phoebe Holcroft
4–6, 6–8
Runner-up 1929 U.S. National Championships United Kingdom Dorothy Shepherd United Kingdom Peggy Saunders
United Kingdom Phoebe Holcroft
6–2, 3–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 2 (0 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Result Year Tournament Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1921 Wimbledon United Kingdom Maxwell Woosnam United States Elizabeth Ryan
United Kingdom Randolph Lycett
3–6, 1–6
Runner-up 1929 U.S. National Championships United Kingdom Bunny Austin United Kingdom Betty Nuthall
United States George Lott
3–6, 3–6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0942257700. 
  2. ^ "Sport: A Licking". Time. June 30, 1924. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed. ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 529. ISBN 978-0942257700. 

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