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Phyllis Howkins Covell

Olympic medal record
Women's Tennis
Silver 1924 Paris Doubles

Phyllis Lindrea Covell (née Howkins) (22 May 1895 – 28 October 1982) was a female tennis player from Great Britain.

She is best remembered for her silver medal at the Paris Olympics of 1924 in the women's doubles event (partnering Kathleen McKane). In 1923 she won the women's doubles title at the U.S. National Championships with McKane defeating the American pairing of Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman and Eleanor Goss in three sets.[1] She was also a runner-up in the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon in 1921, partnering Maxwell Woosnam. In 1924 she was part of the British Wightman Cup team who defeated the United States 6–1 at Wimbledon. Covell won both her singles matches against Helen Wills and Molla Mallory.[2][3]

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