Fay Muller

Fay Muller (born 4 November 1933) is a former international tennis player from Australia. She competed in the Australian Championships nine times, from 1952 to 1963.[2] At the 1956 Wimbledon Championships she partnered with Daphne Seeney to reach the final of the doubles event.[3] In 1957 she won the mixed doubles title with Malcolm Anderson at the Australian Championships and reached the women's doubles final with Mary Bevis Hawton.

Fay Muller
Full nameEsme Fay Muller
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1933-11-04) 4 November 1933 (age 87)
Laidley, Australia[1]
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1955, 1956, 1958, 1960)
French Open2R (1955, 1956)
Wimbledon4R (1956, 1958)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1957)
French OpenSF (1956, 1958, 1959)
WimbledonF (1956)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1957)
French OpenSF (1959)
WimbledonQF (1956)

Muller married twice. Her first marriage to Arden Arthur Robinson took place on 27 February 1960 in Brisbane. Her second marriage was to Robert William Colthorpe on 27 February 1971, also in Brisbane.[4] Muller was honored by the Brisbane City Council in May 2016 by having a Tennis Rebound Wall named after her at the site of the old Milton Tennis Courts, now known as Frew Park.

Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Doubles (2 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1956 Wimbledon Championships Grass   Daphne Seeney   Angela Buxton
  Althea Gibson
1–6, 6–8
Loss 1957 Australian Championships Gras   Mary Bevis Hawton   Shirley Fry
  Althea Gibson
2–6, 1–6

Mixed doubles (1 title)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1957 Australian Championships Grass   Malcolm Anderson   Jill Langley
  Billy Knight
7–5, 3–6, 6–1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sportographs". Queensland Times (19, 290). Queensland, Australia. 2 October 1948. p. 5 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Australian Open player profile – Fay Muller". www.ausopen.com. Tennis Australia.
  3. ^ "Wimbledon player profile – Fay Muller". www.wimbledon.com. AELTC.
  4. ^ Little, Alan (2013). Wimbledon Compendium 2013 (23 ed.). London: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. p. 411. ISBN 978-1899039401.