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St Swithun's Women in History - Joan Austin

Professional tennis player Joan Austin played both singles and doubles at Wimbledon, competing 9 times between 1923-32. Sister of fellow tennis professional Bunny Austin, she won the singles title at the Junior Championships of Great Britain in 1920 and 1921. Partnering with Evelyn Colyer, she played doubles at Wimbledon in the 1923 tournament reaching the final against Suzanne Lenglen and Elizabeth Ryan and in June 1925, Austin and her husband Randolph Lycett teamed up in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon and reached the semifinal which they lost in three sets to Suzanne Lenglen and Jean Borotra. 

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