Maria Bueno

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Maria Bueno
Bueno in 2016
Full nameMaria Esther Andion Bueno
Country (sports)Brazil
Born(1939-10-11)11 October 1939
São Paulo, Brazil
Died8 June 2018(2018-06-08) (aged 78)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1950
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HoF1978 (member page)
Career titles63
Highest rankingNo. 1 (1959)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1965)
French OpenF (1964)
WimbledonW (1959, 1960, 1964)
US OpenW (1959, 1963, 1964, 1966)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1960)
French OpenW (1960)
WimbledonW (1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966)
US OpenW (1960, 1962, 1966, 1968)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenSF (1960)
French OpenW (1960)
WimbledonF (1959, 1960, 1967)
US OpenF (1958, 1960)

Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player. She played for eleven years in the 1950s and 1960s. She won 19 Grand Slam titles (seven in women's singles, 11 in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles). That made her the most successful South American female tennis player in history.[1]

Bueno was the year-end number-one ranked female player in 1959 and 1960. She was known for her graceful style of play.

In 1960, Bueno became the first woman to win a calendar-year Grand Slam (all four major tennis tournaments in a year). Three of them were with Darlene Hard. The other was with Christine Truman).

On 8 June 2018, Bueno died from oral cancer and merkel-cell carcinoma at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, aged 78.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The early years: Fast track to the top: 1939 to 1959". Maria Esther Bueno. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. "Brazilian Tennis Great Maria Bueno Dies After Cancer Battle". The New York Times. 8 June 2008. Archived from the original on 9 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. "Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis star, dies aged 78". The Guardian. 9 June 2018.

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