Miss evelyn colyer english tennis player c1920s. by e. trim, wimbledon
RPPC Miss E. L. Colyer – Evelyn. English tennis player active in the 1920s. Postcard by E. Trim, Wimbledon.Evelyn Lucy Colyer, later Munro (16 August 1902 – 4 November 1930) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. With Joan Austin, sister of Bunny Austin, Colyer played doubles in the 1923 Wimbledon final against Suzanne Lenglen and Elizabeth Ryan. Colyer and Austin were known in the British press as "The Babes." At the 1924 Paris Olympics she teamed up with Dorothy Shepard-Barron to win a bronze medal in the women's doubles event. From 1920 until 1929 she competed in all editions of the Wimbledon Championships, and her best singles result was reaching the fourth round in 1927 in which she was defeated by Kitty Godfree. She was part of the winning British Wightman Cup Team in 1924 and 25, and on the losing team in 1926. On 13 February 1930 she married Hamish Munro, a tea planter from Amma, British India soon afterwards the couple migrated to Assam. She died on 6 November 1930 of complications after giving birth to twins on 20 October. She was just 18.Signed on the back in her married name. I am not certain that this is an autograph, but it may be. I cannot find any examples to compare it to.This is one of two RPPCs of Miss Colyer I am listing. View photographs and ask questions before bidding. And good luck! I will combine multiple purchases for shipping savings. This is one of several RPPCs of famous women tennis stars c 1920s-50s I will be listing.
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