Tuesday, 19 June, 2018


Brazilian tennis legend Maria Bueno dies after mouth cancer battle

Noah Ferguson | 12 June, 2018, 20:52

South America's most successful female tennis player, Maria Bueno of Brazil, has died at the age of 78. Over the course of a superb tennis career, Bueno won 19 Grand Slam titles, including seven in singles.

That same year she went on to win the Wimbledon doubles alongside American Althea Gibson.

Her last major title came in 1968 when she won the doubles title at the United States Open with Margaret Court, who was among her greatest rivals.

Bueno then took her first Wimbledon singles title in 1959, along with the U.S. championship title, becoming the world number one and earning her the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award.

The three-time Wimbledon victor died on Friday, three days after being admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo with mouth cancer. Both her father and mother played, and she was handling a racket at age 6.

"She was the reigning queen of tennis in her day", King, who won the 1965 Wimbledon doubles championship with Ms. Bueno as her partner, told the New York Times in 1987.

However, her career was hampered right at the start of the Open Era, when she suffered arm and leg injuries.

Beuno has lost her final battle on Friday, June 8 and it caused the reaction of the entire tennis world that respected her and what she achieved. These included Wimbledon singles titles in 1959, 1960 and 1964, and the US National Championship - precursor to today's US Open - in 1959, 1963, 1964 and 1966.

Maria Esther Bueno was born on October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, and grew up across the street from a tennis club.

Bueno was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1978 and was more recently contributing regularly to Brazilian television at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and other major tennis events.

Off the court, Bueno also had an interest in fashion and played in dresses tailored by English couturier Ted Tinling.

Bueno said men were key to her game.

"There was a gasp from one end of the court", Bueno recalled years later.

Retiring from the sport in 1977, she became a commentator herself for the Brazilian channel SporTV.

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