'Maria Bueno' The Legendary Brazilian Tennis Player Dies At 78

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  • Maria Bueno, the Brazilian "queen" of tennis, died at an age of 78 in Sao Paulo.

  • She was known for her three Wimbledon and four US championship titles.

  • Bueno got international attention by winning the Italian Championship in 1958.

  • 1968 US Open doubles was one of her major titles when she played alongside Australian legend Margaret Court. 

  • She was also known as 'Sao Paulo Swallow' in Brazil.

The legendary tennis player Maria Bueno, also known as the Brazilian "queen" of tennis, died on 08 June, at an age of 78 in Sao Paulo. She was suffering from mouth cancer from past one year and was hospitalized in May where she was treated. She had won three Wimbledon and four US championship titles.

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Bueno, also known as "Sao Paulo Swallow" for her skill to dominate the net. She got international attention by winning the Italian Championship in 1958, where she had defeated the best English and Australian players. She also won in Wimbledon doubles alongside Althea Gibson in the same year. 

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Michel Temer, the Brazilian President went on and wrote on his official Twitter account saying that, Bueno would always be remembered as the number one tennis player in the hearts of all Brazilians. 

One of her major titles was in 1968 US Open doubles when she played alongside Australian legend Margaret Court. 

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