Edda Buding (13 November 1936 – 15 July 2014) was a German tennis player of Romanian birth. She received the doubles gold medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics doubles demonstration event partnered with Helga Niessen Masthoff. Along with Yola Ramírez Ochoa, she was the runner-up in the 1961 U.S. Championships women's doubles event and with Robert Howe was the runner-up in mixed doubles at Wimbledon in 1961. She was the sister of Ingo Buding, a two-time junior singles champion at the French Championships, and Ilse Buding.

Edda Buding
Tennis at Hilversum, ladies singles finalist miss E. Buding (Germany).jpg
Hilversum, Netherlands, 1965
Full nameEdda Helene Buding-Duchting
Country (sports) Argentina (1954)
 West Germany
Born(1936-11-13)13 November 1936
Lovrin, Romania
Died15 July 2014(2014-07-15) (aged 77)
Aalen, Germany
Career record26–17[1]
Career titles0
Grand Slam singles results
French Open4R (1968)
WimbledonQF (1959)
US Open2R (1961)
Grand Slam doubles results
French Open4R (1968)
Wimbledon4R (1968)
US OpenF (1961)
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French OpenF (1957)
WimbledonF (1961)

She won the 1961 U.S. Women's Clay Court Championships singles title after a three-sets victory in the final against Karen Hantze.

In 1964 she received the Silbernes Lorbeerblatt (Silver Laurel Leaf), the highest sports award in Germany.[2]

Buding is the first opponent to play Chris Evert at the U.S. Open. Evert won their 1971 match 6–1, 6–0.

Buding died in 2014 in Aalen, Germany.[3]

Major career finalsEdit

Grand Slam mixed doubles (2 runner-ups)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1957 French Championships Clay   Luis Ayala   Věra Pužejová
  Jiří Javorský
6–3, 6–4
Loss 1961 Wimbledon Grass   Robert Howe   Fred Stolle
  Lesley Turner
11–9, 6–2

Grand Slam doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1961 U.S. Championships Gras   Yola Ramírez   Lesley Turner
  Darlene Hard
6–4, 5–7, 6–0

Other doubles titlesEdit

Year Championship Partner Opponents Score
1968 Olympic Games   Helga Niessen Masthoff   Julie Heldman
  Rosie Reyes
6–3, 6–4

Fed Cup finalEdit

Year German Team US Team Score

  Edda Buding
  Helga Niessen Masthoff
  Helga Hösl Schultze

  Julie Heldman
  Billie Jean King
  Carole Caldwell Graebner



  1. ^ ITF Player biography: Edda Buding
  2. ^ "Sportbericht der Bundesregierung" (PDF). dipbt.bundestag.de. Deutscher Bundestag. 26 September 1973. p. 80.
  3. ^ Deutsches Tennis trauert um Edda Buding

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