Tennis great Maria Bueno buried in hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.

In 1965, Bueno again won the Wimbledon doubles title, this time with tennis partner Billie Jean King.

Nicknamed "The Tennis Ballerina" because of her graceful style, Bueno won seven grand slam titles in the 1950s and 1960s and was South America's most successful player.

She successfully defended her Wimbledon crown the following year and claimed back-to-back U.S. Nationals titles in 1963-64. She was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1959, 1960, 1964 and 1966.

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

For years after retirement she was a commentator on Brazil's SporTV.

Later that year, she won the first of her four U.S. Open titles and was named the year's top female athlete.

More news: Tesla Touting 10 Rocket Thrusters for New Roadster

In 1962, designer Ted Tinling created several outfits for Ms. Bueno with colored skirt linings and underpants, in violation of a Wimbledon rule that players dress entirely in white.

Bueno said men were key to her game.

In 1964, Bueno surprised the public at Wimbledon with a white Tinling dress that had a pink underskirt and matching pink underwear.

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

Maria Esther Bueno was born on October 11, 1939, in São Paulo, and grew up across the street from a tennis club. "And the people at the other end didn't know why, until I changed ends and served from there".

One tennis writer, John Barrett, called her "the elegant queen of Brazilian tennis".

Despite being considered a future star after winning national tournaments at a young age, Bueno was shy about her achievements. "I had a lot of natural talent, but I had to work hard too", she told The Times. "I'm afraid of everyone I play".

Related News:

  • Pompeo downplays feud between United States  and G7 allies

    Pompeo downplays feud between United States and G7 allies

    The fight also seriously raises the likelihood that the current round of tariffs could escalate into a full-blown trade war . He said Mr Trudeau was " very dishonest and weak " and "acts hurt when called out".

    Kingdom Hearts 3 Limited Edition PS4 Pro Announced; $230 Collector’s Edition Spotted

    Square Enix revealed two editions of Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age during its E3 2018 press conference. Just Cause 4 was the same - a competent trailer, but one that fans had basically seen during the Xbox showcase.

    Deontay Wilder 'agrees' to fight Anthony Joshua in the UK

    Wilder posted on his Twitter account Monday that the $50 million offer to fight in America is still on the table. The fight is pencilled in for February 2019.
  • Emotional Dennis Rodman says Kim trying to change North Korea

    Emotional Dennis Rodman says Kim trying to change North Korea

    Mr Rodman arrived in Singapore wearing a T-shirt promoting PotCoin , which has sponsored his travel to North Korea in the past. Rodman , however, said that Trump thanked him and said he was "proud of him". "I couldn't even go home ...
    Fallout 76 will have mod support, but not at launch

    Fallout 76 will have mod support, but not at launch

    It is set to have six distinct regions in West Virginia where you'll complete tasks for your Overseer. The map of Fallout 76 promises to be four times bigger than that of Fallout 4 ( which was huge ).
    North Korea summit: Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore

    North Korea summit: Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore

    He talked about the pair achieving "tremendous success together" and predicts that "it will be successful". He also said Kim agreed to destroy a "major" missile testing site, but did not offer specific details.
  • Trump says has good relationship with Canada's Trudeau after G7 meeting

    The comments dashed hopes that Trump had moved on from what he believed to be was a "dishonest" action by Trudeau . This is that moment, especially after the administration's attacks on Trudeau over the weekend.
    Beyond Good & Evil 2: E3 2018 Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

    Beyond Good & Evil 2: E3 2018 Cinematic Trailer | Ubisoft [NA]

    Artists will be able to use HitRecord to create and submit assets that could potentially be featured in Beyond Good and Evil 2 . Beyond Good and Evil 2 places players in the role of a custom space pirate as they forge their story through the stars.
    Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

    Real Madrid ready to sell Cristiano Ronaldo

    The Real Madrid megastar was virtually on the team bus as Portugal head to Russian Federation for the FIFA World Cup . He had said: "it was very nice to be at Real Madrid ".
  • Guti Will Be Real Madrid’s Next Manager, Real Murcia President Claims

    Guti Will Be Real Madrid’s Next Manager, Real Murcia President Claims

    With such an outstanding playing career behind him, Guti should automatically demand the respect of the Real Madrid players. Former Juventus and Italy boss Conte would bring discipline to the side, albeit at the expense of flair.
    Neymar Gives Philippe Coutinho The Treatment As The Latter Turns 26

    Neymar Gives Philippe Coutinho The Treatment As The Latter Turns 26

    Brazil will play their opening World Cup game against Switzerland who has been in good form of late. But Coutinho makes Brazil a more efficient team and certainly much more joyful to watch.
    Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

    Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia

    JLR had already announced in 2016 it would produce Discovery models in Slovakia, but only said the manufacture would be split. These will be the next Range Rover and Range Rover Sport , which will be built on an all-new architecture.


Most liked

100 hours of overtime a month: Inside the factory making Amazon products
Amazon said it audited the factory in March and found overtime and use of dispatch workers were "issues of concern". Amazon has been accused of poor working conditions in Chinese factories building Kindle and Echo smart speakers.

Fortnite Finally Coming To Nintendo Switch?
With over 800 games now on the store, we're hoping the new changes will give lesser-known games a bit of the spotlight. Nintendo's not fixing what isn't broken, and I suspect the loyal Nintendoites out there will appreciate them for it.

Super Mario Party Is the Ultimate Party Game for Nintendo Switch
The show began with a segment of new game Daemon X Machina , an explosive mech battle game, from Marvelous Entertainment. In short, even seasoned Smash Bros . fighters will have to reassess both their favorite characters and the competition.

Hurricane Bud: Path, models, latest forecast of Category 4 hurricane today
The storm may bring 3 to 6 inches across much of the area, with some locations seeing up to 10 inches of rain through Thursday. The hurricane is moving north-west at about 10mph - a course it is expected to take until mid-week, the NHC said.

Lopetegui to replace Zidane at Real Madrid
Spain are the only team in Russian Federation who have remained undefeated from Euro 2016 to the World Cup. He coached Madrid's feeder club Castilla in 2008/09 before taking charge of Spain's youth teams.

China blatantly defying North Korea sanctions: Gordon Chang
U.S. forces in Korea said they had not received updated guidance on military exercises. Trump was coordinated at all with the (SouthKorean) Government", Countryman said.

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner made $82 mn a year ago
Kushner and his wife took at least $83 million in income and capital gains past year , according to the disclosures. His previous disclosure filed in April 2017 had showed assets in at least the $140 million range.

Wilder, Joshua agree to fight deal
Wilder, 32, accepted the terms offered by Joshua's promoters, Matchroom Sport, late on Monday evening. Last night, he tweeted: "Breaking news for all you for all you Anthony Joshua fans".

Trump thinks Kim will get rid of nukes 'virtually immediately'
Associated Press writers Kim Tong-hyung in Seoul and Gillian Wong in Beijing contributed to this report. Almost 7,800 American troops remain unaccounted for from the 1950-53 war in the Korean Peninsula.

Ariana Grande appears to confirm engagement reports
Since then, they have been sharing multiple loved-up posts - and Davidson even got two tattoos dedicated to the singer. They have been engaged for more than a week, based on how early Grande was seen wearing an engagement ring.

Fallout 76 is an online game with a solo online mode
As for the setting, the game is going to be set in the hills of West Virginia , "a very different and untamed wasteland". There must be a reason all the insane monsters we see aren't in Fallout 3, which is relatively close by geographically.

Trump Kim summit: Handshake moment explained in pictures
Trump made the comments as he and Kim walked together along balcony as they headed to a larger meeting with aides. "We're going to have a great discussion, I think, a tremendous success, this will be tremendously successful".

Kim thanks S'pore for 'sincere efforts' to host summit
In the past two months, he has met twice with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and twice with China's leader Xi Jinping. USA and North Korean officials have been holding preliminary meetings in the run-up to the Tuesday summit.

The Division 2 Will Feature 8 People Squads for Raids and More
This game takes place in Washington and you and your fellow agents will be able to customise your weapons to fight back threats. The Division 2's initial level cap is 30, and that's when you'll be able to choose a specialization, Ubisoft said.

People are already torching things they shouldn't with Elon Musk's flamethrowers
And that's all well and good, but still ... our world just became 20,000 flamethrowers richer, and it's only a matter of time. It also suggests having a fire extinguisher and a bucket of water on hand when using the Not-A-Flamethrower.