Patricia Joan Curry Hughesman (born December 1918) is an English squash and tennis player who won the British Open Squash Championships three times in a row from 1947–49. Her toughest victory was in 1948, when she beat the 10-time British Open winner Janet Morgan in five sets. She was also the runner-up at the championship three consecutive times from 1950-52.
Patricia Joan Curry Hughesman
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In tennis she won the singles title at the British Covered Court Championships in 1949 after a two sets victory in the final against Jean Quertier, conceding just one game. The following year, 1950, she lost her title to Quertier who beat her in a three-sets final. At the British Hard Court Championships in Bournemouth she was a singles runner-up to Australian Nancye Bolton in 1947 and won the title in 1949 and 1950, against Quertier and Mary Terán de Weiss in the final respectively. In 1946 and 1950 she was part of the British team that took part in the Wightman Cup, the annual women's team tennis competition between the United States and Great Britain. Curry was interviewed about her career in 2004.
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