Phyllis Lindrea Covell (née Howkins) (22 May 1895 – 28 October 1982) was a female tennis player from Great Britain.
|Full name||Phyllis Lindrea Covell|
|Country (sports)||United Kingdom|
|Born||22 May 1895|
|Died||28 October 1982 (aged 87)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|US Open||QF (1923)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Wimbledon||F (1924, 1929)|
|US Open||W (1923)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|US Open||F (1929)|
|Wightman Cup||W (1924)|
She is best remembered for her silver medal at the Paris Olympics of 1924 in the women's doubles event partnering with Kitty McKane. In 1923 she won the women's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with McKane defeating the American pairing of Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman and Eleanor Goss in three sets. She was also a runner-up in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 1921, partnering Max Woosnam. In 1924 she was part of the British Wightman Cup team who defeated the United States 6–1 at Wimbledon. Covell won both her singles matches against Helen Wills and Molla Mallory.
Phyllis Howkins married Beverley Carthew Covell on 23 September 1921 in Bombay.
Grand Slam finalsEdit
Doubles: 4 (1 titles, 3 runners-up)Edit
|Win||1923||U.S. Championships||Grass||Kitty McKane|| Hazel Hotchkiss
|2–6, 6–2, 6–1|
|Loss||1924||Wimbledon||Grass||Kitty McKane|| Hazel Hotchkiss
|Loss||1929||Wimbledon||Grass||Dorothy Shepherd|| Peggy Saunders
|Loss||1929||U.S. Championships||Grass||Dorothy Shepherd|| Peggy Saunders
|6–2, 3–6, 4–6|
Mixed doubles: 2 (0 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit
|Loss||1921||Wimbledon||Grass||Max Woosnam|| Elizabeth Ryan
|Loss||1929||U.S. Championships||Grass||Bunny Austin|| Betty Nuthall
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 479. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- "Sport: A Licking". Time. June 30, 1924. Archived from the original on November 21, 2010. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
- Collins, Bud (2010). The Bud Collins History of Tennis (2nd ed.). [New York]: New Chapter Press. p. 529. ISBN 978-0942257700.
- "Marriages: Covell : Howkins". The Times (42836). 27 September 1921. p. 1. Retrieved 9 October 2018 – via GALE Group.
- Phyllis Covell at the International Tennis Federation
- Phyllis Covell at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
- Olympics profile