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Maria Bueno
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Bueno in 2016
Full name Maria Esther Andion Bueno
Country Brazil
Born (1939-10-11)11 October 1939
São Paulo, Brazil
Died 8 June 2018(2018-06-08) (aged 78)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 1950
Retired 1977
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Int. Tennis HOF 1978 (member page)
Official website
Career titles 63
Highest ranking No. 1 (1959)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open F (1965)
French Open F (1964)
Wimbledon W (1959, 1960, 1964)
US Open W (1959, 1963, 1964, 1966)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1960)
French Open W (1960)
Wimbledon W (1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1966)
US Open W (1960, 1962, 1966, 1968)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1960)
French Open W (1960)
Wimbledon F (1959, 1960, 1967)
US Open F (1958, 1960)

Maria Esther Andion Bueno (11 October 1939 – 8 June 2018) was a Brazilian professional tennis player. She played for eleven years in the 1950s and 1960s. She won 19 Grand Slam titles (seven in women's singles, 11 in women's doubles, and one in mixed doubles). That made her the most successful South American female tennis player in history.

Bueno was the year-end number-one ranked female player in 1959 and 1960. She was known for her graceful style of play.

In 1960, Bueno became the first woman to win a calendar-year Grand Slam (all four major tennis tournaments in a year). Three of them were with Darlene Hard. The other was with Christine Truman).

On 8 June 2018, Bueno died from oral cancer and merkel-cell carcinoma at a hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, aged 78.

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