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 titles in one year (three with Darlene Hard and one with Christine Truman Janes).


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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 and the 1960s never took tennis lessons and was recalling how she learned to play. Tilden (1893-1953) was a champion player in the 1920s and thirties.

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