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Joan Marcia Bathurst (née Hartigan; 6 June 1912 – 31 August 2000) was a female Australian Champion tennis player.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Tennis
Tennis
career 3 Personal and family life 4 Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Joan Marcia Hartigan was born in Sydney, the daughter of Thomas Joseph (Tom) Hartigan, a railways commissioner,[2] and Imelda Josephine, née Boylson, a schoolteacher; the couple wed on 26 March 1908 at St Thomas's Catholic Church, Lewisham, New South Wales.[3][4] Tom Hartigan was a clerk in the New South Wales Government Railways and eventually became Railways Commissioner.[3] She was educated at the all-girls' Loreto Kirribilli, in the lower north shore of Sydney. Tennis
Tennis
career[edit]

Joan Hartigan
Joan Hartigan
competing in a tennis tournament at Milton Stadium in Brisbane, Australia in 1936

Bathurst won the singles title at the Australian Championships three times and was a semifinalist at Wimbledon in 1934 (losing to Helen Jacobs) and 1935 (losing to Helen Wills Moody). Bathurst three times reached the women's doubles final at the Australian Championships, in 1933, 1934, and 1940. Bathurst teamed with Edgar Moon
Edgar Moon
to win the mixed doubles title at the 1934 Australian Championships. According to A. Wallis Myers of The Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph
and the Daily Mail, Bathurst was ranked in the world top ten in 1934 and 1935, reaching a career high of World No. 8 in those rankings in 1934.[1] Personal and family life[edit] In January, 1943 she enlisted in the Australian Army; she was discharged on 1 September 1943.[4] In 1946, she announced her engagement to Hugh Moxon Bathurst of Melbourne who was then private secretary to Senator James Fraser, Chifley's Health minister.[5] They married at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
Sydney
on Saturday, 12 April 1947, before flying to Adelaide then Perth to board the Orion at Fremantle for England where they planned to live for a few years while she resumed her tennis career at Wimbledon.[6][7] In 1950, they returned on the Strathmore after living in Surrey for three years and settled in Sydney.[8] Joan Bathurst died on 31 August 2000,[9] and her husband died 16 April 2001.[10] Their son, Thomas Frederick Bathurst became Chief Justice of New South Wales. Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key

W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held.

Tournament 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 – 1944 1945 19461 19471 1948 1949 Career SR

Australian Championships QF A W W A W QF QF SF SF NH NH QF 2R A A 3 / 10

French Championships A A A 3R A A A A A NH R A A A A A 0 / 1

Wimbledon A A A SF SF A A 2R A NH NH NH A 3R A 1R 0 / 5

U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0

SR 0 / 1 0 / 0 1 / 1 1 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 3 / 16

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[edit]

Performance timelines for all female tennis players who reached at least one Grand Slam final

References[edit]

^ a b Collins, Bud (2008). The Bud Collins History of Tennis: An Authoritative Encyclopedia and Record Book. New York: New Chapter Press. pp. 695, 702. ISBN 0-942257-41-3.  ^ "Hartigan, Thomas Joseph (Tom) (1877–1963)". adb.anu.edu.au. Australian Dictionary of Biography.  ^ a b R. M. Audley, Hartigan, Thomas Joseph (1877–1963) profile, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, accessed 28 August 2011. ^ a b Hartigan, Joan Marcia Commonwealth of Australia, WW2 Nominal Roll, 2002; accessed 28 August 2011. ^ "Former Woman Tennis
Tennis
Champion Engaged". The Argus. Melbourne. 4 May 1946. p. 3. Retrieved 28 August 2011 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ "TENNIS STAR". The West Australian. Perth. 17 April 1947. p. 14. Retrieved 28 August 2011 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ " Joan Hartigan
Joan Hartigan
For Wimbledon". The Barrier Miner. Broken Hill, NSW. 26 March 1947. p. 5. Retrieved 28 August 2011 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ "Social News And Gossip". The Sunday Herald. Sydney. 30 April 1950. p. 13. Retrieved 28 August 2011 – via National Library of Australia.  ^ Death notices, The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald, 2 September 2000, ^ Death notices, The Sydney
Sydney
Morning Herald, 18 April 2001.

External links[edit]

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Joan Hartigan
Bathurst at Mosman Hall of Sporting Fame

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Australasian and Australian Championships women's singles champions

(1922) Margaret Molesworth (1923) Margaret Molesworth (1924) Sylvia Lance (1925) Daphne Akhurst (1926) Daphne Akhurst (1927) Esna Boyd (1928) Daphne Akhurst (1929) Daphne Akhurst (1930) Daphne Akhurst (1931) Coral McInnes Buttsworth (1932) Coral McInnes Buttsworth (1933) Joan Hartigan (1934) Joan Hartigan (1935) Dorothy Round (1936) Joan Hartigan (1937) Nancye Wynne (1938) Dorothy Bundy (1939) Emily Hood Westacott (1940) Nancye Wynne (1941–1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1947) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1948) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1949) Doris Hart (1950) Louise Brough (1951) Nancye Wynne Bolton (1952) Thelma Coyne Long (1953) Maureen Connolly (1954) Thelma Coyne Long (1955) Beryl Penrose (1956) Mary Carter (1957) Shirley Fry (1958) Angela Mortimer (1959) Mary Carter Reitano (1960) Margaret Smith (1961) Margaret Smith (1962) Margaret Smith (1963) Margaret Smith (1964) Margaret Smith (1965) Margaret Smith (1966) Margaret Smith (1967) Nancy Richey (1968) Billie Jean King

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Australasian and Australian Championships mixed doubles champions

(1922) Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1923) Sylvia Lance Harper
Sylvia Lance Harper
/ Horace Rice (1924) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Jim Willard (1925) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Jim Willard (1926) Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1927) Esna Boyd
Esna Boyd
Robertson / Jack Hawkes (1928) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Jean Borotra (1929) Daphne Akhurst
Daphne Akhurst
Cozens / Edgar Moon (1930) Nell Hall Hopman
Nell Hall Hopman
/ Harry Hopman (1931) Marjorie Cox Crawford
Marjorie Cox Crawford
/ Jack Crawford (1932) Marjorie Cox Crawford
Marjorie Cox Crawford
/ Jack Crawford (1933) Marjorie Cox Crawford
Marjorie Cox Crawford
/ Jack Crawford (1934) Joan Hartigan
Joan Hartigan
Bathurst / Edgar Moon (1935) Louie Bickerton
Louie Bickerton
/ Christian Boussus (1936) Nell Hall Hopman
Nell Hall Hopman
/ Harry Hopman (1937) Nell Hall Hopman
Nell Hall Hopman
/ Harry Hopman (1938) Margaret Wilson / John Bromwich (1939) Nell Hall Hopman
Nell Hall Hopman
/ Harry Hopman (1940) Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton
/ Colin Long (1941 - 1945) No competition (due to World War II) (1946) Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton
/ Colin Long (1947) Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton
/ Colin Long (1948) Nancye Wynne Bolton
Nancye Wynne Bolton
/ Colin Long (1949) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1950) Doris Hart
Doris Hart
/ Frank Sedgman (1951) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ George Worthington (1952) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ George Worthington (1953) Julia Sampson Hayward / Rex Hartwig (1954) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ Rex Hartwig (1955) Thelma Coyne Long
Thelma Coyne Long
/ George Worthington (1956) Beryl Penrose / Neale Fraser (1957) Fay Muller / Malcolm Anderson (1958) Mary Hawton / Bob Howe (1959) Sandra Reynolds Price / Bob Mark (1960) Jan Lehane / Trevor Fancutt (1961) Jan Lehane / Bob Hewitt (1962) Lesley Turner Bowrey
Lesley Turner Bowrey
/ Fred Stolle (1963) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Ken Fletcher (1964) Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ Ken Fletcher (1965) Robyn Ebbern
Robyn Ebbern
/ Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
& Margaret Court
Margaret Court
/ John Newcombe (1966) Judy Tegart Dalton / Tony Roche (1967) Lesley Turner Bowrey
Lesley Turner Bowrey
/ Owen Davidson (1968) Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
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