Beryl Penrose

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Beryl Penrose
Full name Beryl Penrose Collier
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1930-12-22) 22 December 1930 (age 86)
Sydney, Australia
Plays Right–handed
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1955)
French Open QF (1955)
Wimbledon QF (1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1954, 1955)
French Open SF (1955)
Wimbledon 3R (1955)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (1956)
French Open SF (1952, 1955)
Wimbledon SF (1955)

Beryl Penrose (born 22 December 1930) is an Australian former international tennis player. She competed in the Australian Open eight times, from 1950 to 1957. Penrose won the singles title in 1955 defeating compatriot Thelma Coyne Long in the final in straight sets.[1]

In January 1948 she won the Australian girls singles title.[2] In July 1952 she won the singles title at the Welsh Championship.[3]

Her best results came in 1955, aged 24, when in addition to her Australian success, she reached the quarter-finals at the French and Wimbledon Championships. While overseas, Penrose reached four finals including winning the German Championships.

She was rated as high as 5th in the world in the 1955 tennis rankings.

In 2017, she was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.[4] Her grandson, James Duckworth is an Australian tennis professional.[5]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Singles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1955 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Coyne Long 6–4, 6-3

Doubles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1954 Australian Championships Grass Australia Mary Bevis Hawton South Africa Julia Wipplinger
South Africa Hazel Redick-Smith
6–3, 8–6
Winner 1955 Australian Championships Grass Australia Mary Bevis Hawton Australia Nell Hall Hopman
Australia Gwen Thiele
7–5, 6–1

Mixed doubles (1 title)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1955 Australian Championships Grass Australia Neale Fraser Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
Australia Roy Emerson
6–2, 6–4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beryl Penrose at australianopen.com
  2. ^ "Beryl Penrose is Girls' Tennis Star.". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 26 January 1948. p. 8. 
  3. ^ "TITLE TO MISS PENROSE.". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 July 1952. p. 10. 
  4. ^ "Player profiles – Beryl (Penrose) Collier". www.tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia. 
  5. ^ "Player profiles – James Duckworth". www.tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia.