Maria Bueno


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Maria Esther Andion Bueno (born October 11, 1939) is a former professional tennis player from Brazil. During her 11-year career (plus a two-year comeback in 1976–77), she won 19 Major titles (seven singles, 11 women's doubles, one mixed doubles). She was the year-end number-one ranked female player four times.

In 1960, Bueno became the first woman ever to win all four Grand Slam double ... more »

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  • ''[My one tennis book] was very, very old. It had a picture of Bill Tilden. I looked at the picture and that was how I learned to hold the racket.''
    Maria Bueno (b. 1939), U.S. tennis player. As quoted in WomenSports, p. 36 (February 1977). The international tennis champion of the late 1950s an...
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