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.
|Full name||Beryl Penrose Collier|
|Born||22 December 1930|
|Plays||Right–handed (one-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 5 (1955, Lance Tingay)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||W (1955)|
|French Open||QF (1955)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1954, 1955)|
|French Open||SF (1955)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (1956)|
|French Open||SF (1952, 1955)|
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.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Singles (1 title)Edit
|Winner||1955||Australian Championships||Grass||Thelma Coyne Long||6–4, 6–3|
Doubles (2 titles)Edit
|Winner||1954||Australian Championships||Grass||Mary Bevis Hawton|| Julia Wipplinger
|Winner||1955||Australian Championships||Grass||Mary Bevis Hawton|| Nell Hall Hopman
Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit
|Winner||1955||Australian Championships||Grass||Neale Fraser|| Mary Bevis Hawton
- Beryl Penrose at australianopen.com
- "Beryl Penrose is Girls' Tennis Star". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW: National Library of Australia. 26 January 1948. p. 8.
- "TITLE TO MISS PENROSE". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 19 July 1952. p. 10.
- "Player profiles – Beryl (Penrose) Collier". www.tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia.
- "Player profiles – James Duckworth". www.tennis.com.au. Tennis Australia.
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