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Mary Carter Reitano (née Carter; born 29 November 1934) is a former tennis player from Australia.

Mary Carter Reitano
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1934-11-29) 29 November 1934 (age 84)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1956, 1959)
French OpenQF (1959)
Wimbledon4R (1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1961)
French OpenSF (1959)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1961)

As a junior player she won the girls' singles title at the Australian Championships in 1951 and 1952.[1][2]

Reitano won the singles title at the 1956 Australian Championships, defeating Thelma Long in the final in three sets after surviving a match point in the third set.[3] At the 1959 Australian Championships Reitano won her second singles title after a straight-sets victory in the final against Renée Schuurman. Additionally she reached the Australian semifinals eight times. She teamed with Margaret Court to win the women's doubles title there in 1961. Reitano teamed with three different partners to be the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1956, 1959, and 1962 Australian Championships. Reitano also was the runner-up in mixed doubles at the 1961 Australian Championships.

In February 1958 she married Sydney Reitano.[4] She became a coaching professional in 1962.[5]

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Grand Slam tournament finalsEdit

Singles (2 titles)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1956 Australian Championships Grass   Thelma Long 3–6, 6–2, 9–7
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass   Renée Schuurman 6–2, 6–3

Doubles (1 title, 3 runners-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1956 Australian Championships Grass   Beryl Penrose   Mary Bevis Hawton
  Thelma Coyne Long
2–6, 7–5, 7–9
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass   Lorraine Coghlan   Renée Schuurman
  Sandra Reynolds
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1961 Australian Championships Grass   Margaret Smith   Mary Bevis Hawton
  Jan Lehane
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1962 Australian Championships Grass   Darlene Hard   Margaret Smith
  Robyn Ebbern
4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-up)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1961 Australian Championships Grass   John Pearce   Jan Lehane
  Bob Hewitt
7–9, 2–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
Tournament 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Career SR
Australian Championships SF SF W QF SF W SF SF SF 2 / 9
French Championships A 1R A A 1R QF A 4R A 0 / 4
Wimbledon A 4R A A 1R 3R A 2R A 0 / 4
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 2 / 17

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Talented young champion". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 February 1951.
  2. ^ "Australian tennis championships". The Braidwood Dispatch And Mining Journal. New South Wales, Australia. 1 February 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 14 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ Don Lawrence (31 January 1956). "Mary Carter in national title victory". The Age -. p. 20.
  4. ^ "Wedding of tennis player". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 February 1958. p. 83 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Mary Reitano to Turn Pro". The Age. 22 March 1962. p. 8.

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