Clara Harrington "Clare" Copeman (nee Proctor; 6 June 1923 — June 2019) was an Australian tennis player.

Clare Proctor
Full nameClara Harrington Proctor
Country (sports) Australia
Born(1923-06-06)6 June 1923
DiedJune 2019 (aged 96)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian OpenQF (1948, 1951)
Wimbledon3R (1951)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1947, 1954)
Wimbledon3R (1951)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenF (1951)
Wimbledon1R (1951)

Proctor twice made the singles quarter-finals at the Australian Championships and was runner-up in the mixed doubles in 1951, partnering Jack May.[1] She made the singles third round at her only Wimbledon appearance in 1951 and during the same European tour teamed up with Nancye Bolton to win a doubles title in Oslo.[2]

Grand Slam finals


Mixed doubles: 1 (0–1)

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1951 Australian Championship Grass   Jack May   Thelma Coyne Long
  George Worthington
4–6, 6–3, 2–6


  1. ^ "Big Tennis". National Advocate. 1 February 1951. p. 6 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Australians Win Oslo Doubles". Northern Star. 12 June 1951. p. 4 – via National Library of Australia.