Fran Marshall

Fran Marshall (12 May 1930 – ?? 2011) was a squash player from England. She won the British Open in 1961, defeating Ruth Turner in the final in straight sets 9–3, 9–5, 9–1. She was also the runner-up at the championship in 1960, 1962, 1963, 1964 and 1969.[1][2] She also won the Scottish Open in 1962 beating Heather McKay in straight games, making her the last woman to defeat Heather McKay in squash.[3][4]

Marshall was raised in Kenya, and represented Kenya in tennis at the 1960 Wimbledon Championships and was part of the Kenyan team at the 1981 Women's World Team Squash Championships.[5]

After marrying her husband, who was in the British Army, she moved to England and had lived there permanently since 1957.[6]


  1. ^ British Open Men's and Women's Champions Archived 2013-09-22 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ British Open Hall of Fame Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Legends of Australian Sport: The Inside Story.
  4. ^ "Australian Women's Register". National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Palmer, Michael (1984). Guinness Book of Squash. Guinness Superlatives Ltd. ISBN 0-85112-270-1.
  6. ^ "The last person to beat Heather McKay". Retrieved 2008-12-30.

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