Maria Bueno

Born:
October 11, 1939
Place of Birth:
San Paulo, Brazil
Citizenship:
Brazil
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1978
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

Put Maria Bueno right up there among the most graceful female players ever to step on a tennis court. Always attacking purposefully, she volleyed with uncommon assurance and was a cagey match player. When fully inspired, her entire game was sweepingly beautiful as she glided serenely through long afternoons. Her all-court skills carried her to seven major titles in singles, but in doubles her success was even greater as she won the Grand Slam with two different partners in 1960.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Championship

  • Doubles Champion 1960

French Open

  • Doubles Champion 1960
  • Mixed Doubles Champion 1960

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1959-60, 1964
  • Doubles Champion 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966

US National Championship

  • Singles Champion 1959, 1963-64, 1966
  • Doubles Champion 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968

Career Achievements

  • Fed Cup Team Member 1965, 1976-77

	

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