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Louie[1] Mildred Bickerton Cozens (11 August 1902 – 6 June 1998) was a female tennis player from Australia. She was born in Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia and won the women's doubles titles at the 1927, 1929, and 1931 Australian Championships. She won the mixed doubles title at those championships in 1935 and was the runner-up in the 1929 singles and 1935 women's doubles at that tournament.

Louie Bickerton
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Full nameLouie Mildred Bickerton Cozens
Country (sports) Australia
Born11 August 1902
Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia
Died6 June 1998(1998-06-06) (aged 95)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1929)
French Open3R (1928)
Wimbledon4R (1928)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1927, 1929, 1931)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1935)

Perhaps Bickerton's biggest singles victory outside of Australia was her first round defeat of 44-year-old and eight time U.S. champion Molla Bjurstedt Mallory in the first round of Wimbledon in 1928. The score was 6–3, 4–6, 6–4.

Bickerton was friends with Daphne Akhurst Cozens. In 1935 she married Daphne's widower, Royston Stuckey Cozens, to whom she remained married for 63 years until her death at the age of 95.[2][3]

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Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1929 Australian Championships Grass   Daphne Akhurst 1–6, 7–5, 2–6

Doubles (3 titles, 1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1927 Australian Championships Grass   Meryl O'Hara Wood   Esna Boyd
  Sylvia Lance Harper
6–3, 6–3
Winner 1929 Australian Championships Grass   Daphne Akhurst   Sylvia Lance Harper
  Meryl O'Hara Wood
6–2, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 1931 Australian Championships Grass   Daphne Akhurst   Nell Lloyd
  Lorna Utz
6–0, 6–4
Runner-up 1935 Australian Championships Grass   Nell Hopman   Evelyn Dearman
  Nancy Lyle
3–6, 4–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 Career SR
Australian Championships 2R A SF SF F SF QF A A SF QF 0 / 8
French Championships A A A 3R A A A A A A A 0 / 1
Wimbledon A A A 4R A A A A A A A 0 / 1
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 10

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Her name is commonly misspelt as "Louise"
  2. ^ Jones, Cathy. "Louie Bickerton". Strathfield History. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Cozens and Bickerton". NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Retrieved 10 December 2008.

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