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12-May-2017
12-May-2017

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A bust commemorates tennis player, Beryl Penrose Collier.

She competed in the Australian Open eight times, from 1950 to 1957, and won the singles title in 1955 defeating compatriotThelma Coyne Long in the final in straight sets.  In January 1948 she won the Australian girls singles title, and In July 1952 she won the singles title at the Welsh Championship.

Her best results came in 1955, aged 24, when in addition to her Australian success, she reached the quarter-finals at the French and Wimbledon Championships. While overseas, she reached four finals including winning the German Championships.  She was rated as high as 5th in the world in the 1955 tennis rankings.

In 2017, she was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame.

 

Location

Address:Olympic Boulevard & Batman Avenue, Garden Square, Melbourne Park, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820301
Long: 144.978865
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
Front Inscription

BERYL (PENROSE)
COLLIER
Winner Of 4 Grand Slam Titles

Singles Champion Of :
Australia 1955

Doubles Champion Of :
Australia 1954, 1955

Mixed Doubles Champion Of :
Australia 1956

Source: MA
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