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Bueno, Maria Ester Audion

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Tennis Player

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1939 - Born on October 11th in São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian amateur tennis player.

1945 - Bueno began playing tennis at about the age of six.

1951 - Won her first tournament at São Paulo at the age of 12.

1954 - Won the women's tennis championship of Brazil at 15.

1958-1968 - Won 17 Wimbledon and United States (Forest Hills, New York, and Brookline, Massachusetts) championships.

         - She won the women's doubles championship, with Althea Gibson, at Wimbledon.

1969 - Ill health brought her retirement from top-class tennis at the relatively early age of 29.

1975-1976 - After a long retirement, she felt sufficiently well to try the pro tour, and returned to Wimbledon for a spiritual triumph after a hiatus of seven years.

1978 - She was inducted in the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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