Beryl Penrose Collier

Born Dec 22, 1930
Nationality Australia Australia

Beryl Penrose Collier was an Australian Female Tennis player, born on December 22, 1930 in Sydney, Australia. She was a champion overcoming Thelma Coyne Long with the score of 6-4 and 6-3 in 1955 Australian Open Women’s Single Tournament. This event took place after the World War II. She teamed up with Mary Carter Reitano in 1956 during the Australian Open Women’s Doubles Tournament. In 1953, she and Mary Bevis Hawton got defeated by Maureen Connolly Brinker and Julia Sampson. And in 1954, she won the womens doubles with her previous partner in doubles-Mary Bevis Hawton while in 1955, she and her partner Mary Bevis Hawton won the Women’s Doubles Tournament overcoming Nell Hall Hopman and Gwen Thiele.

In 1956, she teamed up again with Mary Carter Reitano, and was the runner up against Thelma Coyne Long and Mary Bevis Hawton. During the Mixed doubles Competition, she and her partner John Bromwick got the runner up against Thelma Coyne Long and Rex Hartwig in 1954. Meanwhile, in 956, she and Neale Fraser got the champion title against Mary Bevis Hawton and Roy Emerson.

Her last record of tournament for the singles was on 1954 and for the doubles; she last played in 1956 as well as for the mixed doubles. On the following years of the Australian Open, Beryl Penrose Collier had no longer joined. She was one of the many great Australian women who played tennis. Almost all the events that she joined were always a well played game. If she won’t be the champion, she either the runner up scoring not so behind the score of the one or the team who won.

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  • Profile image 46x46 Margaret deWarren - over 7 years ago

    I played against Beryl at Eastwood Thornleigh in Sydney in 1967-8-9 she was a great sportsperson. [/list]