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Bueno, Maria Ester Audion

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 82 years of age.
Nationality: Brazilian
Categories: Tennis Player

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.