Susan Diana Barham Noel-Powell (8[1] June 1912[2] – October 1991[3]) was an English squash and tennis player.[4] Noel was taught to play squash and tennis by her father Evan Noel, a successful racquets player.

Susan Noel in 1935

Squash careerEdit

Noel won the British Open three times in a row from 1932 to 1934. She won the final in straight sets on all three occasions. She was also the runner-up at the championship in 1939 when she lost to Margot Lumb.[5][6]

Noel won the U.S. National Championships in 1933 and won the Atlantic Coast Women's Squash Championships title in 1933, defeating Cecily Fenwick in the final.[7]

Tennis careerEdit

Partnering Jadwiga Jędrzejowska, Noel finished runner-up in the women's doubles at the French Championships in 1936. Noel and Jędrzejowska lost in the final to Simonne Mathieu and Billie Yorke 2–6, 6–4, 6–4.

Grand Slam tournaments finalsEdit

Doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1936 French Championships Clay   Jadwiga Jędrzejowska   Simonne Mathieu
  Billie Yorke
6–2, 4–6, 4–6


  1. ^ The Peerage
  2. ^ Play and Learn Squash
  3. ^ England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006
  4. ^ "Sport: Squash Racquets". Time. February 20, 1933. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
  5. ^ British Open Men's and Women's Champions Archived 2010-01-16 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ British Open Hall of Fame Archived 2008-10-13 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ James Zug. "Atlantic City Squash Championships historical Winners". Retrieved 2008-12-30.

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