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Darlene Hard

Darlene Hard (Tennis.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 6, 1936.)  As the national intercollegiate champion in 1958 from little-known Pomona (Calif.), Darlene R. Hard was marked as a rising star in U.S. tennis.  Hard fulfilled those expectations by attaining the U.S. No. 1 ranking four times (1960-63) while winning eight titles in the national championships.  […]

Maria Bueno

Maria Bueno (Tennis.  Born, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 11, 1939.)  Despite being dogged by illness and injury almost throughout her career, Maria Esther Bueno became one of the true tennis champions of her time, ranking in the world’s top ten every year but one from 1958-68.  She was the world’s No. 1 woman player in both […]

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