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Guillermo "Willie" Aubone (born 8 June 1954) is a former professional tennis player from Argentina.[1]

Guillermo Aubone
Country (sports)Argentina Argentina
Born (1954-06-08) 8 June 1954 (age 65)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turned pro1974
PlaysLeft-handed
Singles
Career record11–33
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 133 (22 December 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open1R (1981, 1982)
US Open1R (1980)
Doubles
Career record21-32
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 175 (3 January 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open1R (1980, 1981, 1982)
Mixed doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open1R (1978, 1982)

He is the brother of Roberto Aubone, an Argentine Davis Cup player.[2]

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Playing careerEdit

Before turning pro, Aubone played college tennis in the United States, at the University of Corpus Christi and University of South Carolina.

He had to face seeded players in the first round of all three of his Grand Slam singles appearances.[3] At the 1980 US Open he faced world number one Björn Borg, then played against 12th seed Brian Gottfried in the 1981 French Open, before coming up against 16th seed Mel Purcell in the 1982 French Open. He lost each of those matches.[3]

On the singles circuit, Aubone made one quarter-final, which at the British Hard Court Championships in 1981.[3]

He had more success as a doubles player. In 1981 he reached four doubles semi-finals, partnering Wolfgang Popp in Bournemouth, Alejandro Pierola in Bordeaux, Billy Martin in Madrid and Andreas Maurer in Quito.[3] The following year, at Vina Del Mar, he finally made it to a Grand Prix final, but he and partner Ángel Giménez were defaulted.[3]

CoachingEdit

Since 1983 he has been coaching in Miami, where he had his own tennis academy. He coached Mary Joe Fernández during her early professional career and spent time at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, as an instructor.[4]

Grand Prix career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (0–1)Edit

Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. 1982 Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay   Ángel Giménez   Manuel Orantes
  Raúl Ramírez
DEF

Challenger titlesEdit

Doubles: (1)Edit

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1. 1981 Cuneo, Italy Clay   Ricardo Cano   Ricardo Acuña
  Ramiro Benavides
7–6, 7–5

ReferencesEdit