Thursday, 6 September 2012

Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup

Daphne Jessie Akhurst was born 22 April 1903 in Ashfield, New South Wales. She was an Australian tennis player. As said by Wallis Myers she was World No. 3 in 1928 championship. Jessie Florence the second daughter of Oscar James Akhurst a lithographer and his wife Daphne Akhurst won the at the Australian Championships five women's singles title in 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, and 1930. 
She was ranked 3rd on the list of most women's singles titles at the Australian Championships, at the back only Margaret Court with eleven titles and Nancye Wynne Bolton with six titles. She was the champion of the women's doubles honor. At the Australian Championships five times in 1924 and 1925 with Sylvia Lance Harper, in 1928 with Esna Boyd Robertson, and in 1929 and 1931 with Louie Bickerton. 
The Australian Championships In the mixed doubles events she is the four times Championship in 1924 and 1925 at the John Willard, 1928 with Jean Borotra and 1929 Spring Moon. She was Vice-UPS 1926 and Willard He and his partner Jack Crawford reached the mixed doubles final of Wimbledon in 1928, but the team lost to Elizabeth Ryan / Patrick Spence, 7-5, 6-4. 26th February 1930 in the St. Philip Church of England, Sydney, Daphne Akhurst married Royston Stuckey Cozens, a cigarette manufacturer, and retired from serious competition after winning the Australian Ladies' doubles championship in 1931. 
They had one son. Daphne Akhurst Cozens died on 9 January 1933 from an ectopic pregnancy and was cremated. The cup presented to the winner of the women's singles at the Australian Open is named the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup in her honor every year. She was included into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame on 26 January Australia Day2006. Buy Australian Open Tickets at sport Ticket Exchange. Sport Ticket Exchange is best site for Sports Tickets.

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