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Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a former tennis champion. October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Landmark buildings Edifício Italia (at left) and Copan (curved façade at center), in São Paulo Downtown. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ...


Bueno began playing tennis at a very young age and, without having received any formal training, won her first tournament at age 12. She was 14 when she captured her country’s women's singles championship.


Joining the international circuit in 1958, Bueno won the Italian Open singles title and the first of her 19 Grand Slam titles, capturing the women's doubles at Wimbledon with Althea Gibson. The Rome Masters is an annual tennis held in Rome, Italy. ... Wimbledon may refer to: Wimbledon, London, a town in south-west London A constituency based around it, Wimbledon (UK Parliament constituency) Wimbledon station, a train station The Championships, Wimbledon, one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments Wimbledon (film), a movie based on the tennis championships Wimbledon F.C., a... Althea Gibson Althea Gibson (August 25, 1927 – September 28, 2003) was an American sportswoman who became the first African-American woman to be a competitor on the world tennis tour on August 22, 1950. ...


The following year, Bueno won her first singles title at Wimbledon, defeating Darlene Hard, 6-4, 6-3 in the final. She went on to capture the singles title at the US Championships, earning herself the No. 1 ranking for 1959 and the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award. Bueno was the first non-American woman to capture both Wimbledon and the US Championships in the same calendar year. In her native Brazil, she returned as a national hero, honored by the country’s president and given a ticker-tape parade on the streets of São Paulo. Darlene Hard (born January 6, 1936 in LA,CA) is a tennis player known for her volleying ability and strong serves. ... The U.S. Open is the fourth and final event of the Grand Slam in tennis. ... Associated Press Athlete of the Year In 1931, the first and most prestigious Athlete of the Year award in the United States was initiated by the Associated Press (AP). ...


According to the end-of-year rankings compiled by the London Daily Telegraph from 1914 through 1972, Bueno was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1959 and 1960. Bueno won the singles title at Wimbledon three times and at the US Championships four times. She was a finalist at the Australian Championships and the French Championships, losing both finals to her rival, Margaret Court. Bueno reached at least the quarterfinals in each of the first 26 Grand Slam singles tournaments she played. This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... This article is about the Australian Open tennis tournament. ... The French Open, officially the Tournoi de Roland-Garros (English: Roland Garros Tournament), is a tennis event held from the middle of May to the beginning of June in Paris, France, and is the second of the worlds Grand Slam tournaments. ... Margaret Smith Court (pre-marital name: Margaret Jean Smith) (born July 16, 1942) is a retired Australian professional tennis player. ...


As a doubles player, Bueno won 12 Grand Slam championships with six different partners. In 1960, she became the first woman to win the doubles Grand Slam, partnered by Christine Truman Janes at the Australian Championships and Darlene Hard at the French Championships, Wimbledon, and the US Championships. Grand Slam is a general sports term applied when achieving something special. ... Christine Truman Janes (born on January 16, 1941 in England) was a female tennis player from Great Britain. ...


In 1978, Maria Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The International Tennis Hall of Fame is a not-for-profit tennis museum at the Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. It maintains a Hall of Fame for prominent personalities and players from the tennis world. ...


Grand Slam Titles:

  • SINGLES:
    • Wimbledon : 1959, 1960, 1964
    • US Championships : 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966
  • DOUBLES:
    • Australian Championships : 1960
    • French Championships : 1960
    • Wimbledon : 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966
    • US Championships : 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968
  • MIXED DOUBLES:
    • French Championships : 1960

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Maria Bueno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (362 words)
Maria Ester Audion Bueno, born October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, Brazil, is a former tennis champion.
Joining the international circuit in 1958, Bueno won the Italian Open singles title and the first of her 19 Grand Slam titles, capturing the women's doubles at Wimbledon with Althea Gibson.
Bueno was the first non-American woman to capture both Wimbledon and the US Championships in the same calendar year.
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