Joan Curry

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Patricia Joan Curry Hughesman (born December 1918)[1] 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.[2][3]

Patricia Joan Curry Hughesman
BornDecember 1918
OccupationSquash and Tennis Player

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.[4] The following year, 1950, she lost her title to Quertier who beat her in a three-sets final.[5] 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.[5] 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.[5] Curry was interviewed about her career in 2004.[6]


  1. ^ Lake, Robert J., ed. (2019). Routledge Handbook of Tennis. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 186–187. ISBN 978-1138691933.
  2. ^ British Open Men's and Women's Champions Archived 2010-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ British Open Hall of Fame Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ G.P. Hughes, ed. (1950). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1950. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. p. 157.
  5. ^ a b c G.P. Hughes, ed. (1951). Dunlop Lawn Tennis Annual and Almanack 1951. London: Ed. J. Burrow & Co. Ltd. pp. 158, 293.
  6. ^ Women’s Sporting Lives: A biographical study of elite amateur tennis players at Wimbledon

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