Maria Bueno

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno

Profession: Tennis Champion

Nationality:
Brazil
Brazilian

Why Famous: First women to win all four Grand Slam double titles in one calendar year. She won 19 major titles, including the US Open Singles four times and Wimbledon Singles three times.

Born: October 11, 1939
Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Age: 79 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events in the Life of Maria Bueno

  • 1959-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 3 Wimbledon singles titles beating Darlene Hard 6-4, 6-3
  • 1959-09-13 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 1st of 4 US singles titles; beats Christine Truman of England 6-1, 6-4
  • 1960-09-17 US National Championship Women's Tennis: American Darlene Hard wins her first US singles title; beats defending champion Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 10-12, 6-4
  • 1963-09-08 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 2nd of 4 US singles crowns; beats Margaret Smith of Australia 7-5, 6-4)
  • 1964-05-30 French Championships Women's Tennis: Margaret Court of Australia wins her second French singles crown; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
  • 1964-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Smith of Australia
  • 1964-09-13 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her 3rd US singles title; dominates American Carole Caldwell Graebner 6-1, 6-0
  • 1965-02-01 Australian Championships Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith wins 6th straight home singles title; beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 5-2; Bueno retired injured
  • 1965-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1966-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 1966-09-12 US National Championship Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil beats American Nancy Richey 6-3, 6-1 for her 7th and final Grand Slam singles crown

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