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Joyce Fitch

 

Joyce Fitch

Joyce Fitch
Country (sports)  Australia
Residence Victoria, Australia
Born (1922-04-03) 3 April 1922
Victoria, Australia
Singles
Career titles No.2 (AUS)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1946)
Wimbledon 4R (1949)

Joyce Fitch Rymer (born 3 April 1922) is a former tennis player from Australia who reached the women's singles final of the 1946 Australian Championships, losing to Nancye Wynne Bolton 6–4, 6–4.[1] She teamed with Mary Bevis Hawton to win the women's doubles title at the 1946 Australian Championships,[2] defeating Bolton and Thelma Coyne Long in the final 9–7, 6–4.[3] Rymer and Hawton reached the women's doubles final at the 1947 and 1951 Australian Championships, losing both years to the Bolton-Long team. In 1946, 1947 and 1949 she reached the finals of the Australian Championships in mixed doubles with partner, John Bromwich and again in 1950 with Eric Sturgess, losing all four times.[4]

Fitch married John Oliver Rymer in 1951 and did not play competitive tennis until 1955 when she played doubles with her longtime doubles partner Mary Bevis Hawton.

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline

Tournament 19461 19471 1948 1949 1950 1951 Career SR
Australian Championships F QF A 2R SF SF 0 / 5
French Championships A A A A A A 0 / 0
Wimbledon A A A 4R A A 0 / 1
U.S. Championships A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 6

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

1In 1946 and 1947, the French Championships were held after Wimbledon.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Australian Open Women's Final". All-about-tennis.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Women's Doubles Champions".  
  3. ^ "Women's Doubles".  
  4. ^ "History: Australian Open: Mixed Doubles". CBS Sports.com. Retrieved 12 April 2010. 
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