Maureen Schwartz

Maureen Schwartz (died 29 May 2019) was a Brazilian tennis player

Maureen Schwartz
Country (sports) Brazil
Born1946 or 1947
Died29 May 2019 (aged 72)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open1R (1965)

Schwartz, who grew up in Ceará and is of Jewish descent, was a three-time winner of the Brazilian national championships during the 1960s.[1]

At the 1963 Pan American Games in São Paulo, Schwartz and Maria Bueno paired together to claim a doubles silver medal, behind America's Darlene Hard and Carole Caldwell. She made the quarter-finals of the singles draw.[2]

In 1965 she made her only appearance for the Brazil Federation Cup team, in a World Group quarter-final tie against France in Melbourne. She was beaten in her singles match by Janine Lieffrig, then teamed up with Maria Bueno in a live doubles rubber, which they lost in three sets to Lieffrig and Françoise Dürr. This was the first time that Schwartz had ever played on grass.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tenista cearense Maureen Schwartz, que fez dupla com Maria Esther Bueno, morre aos 72 anos". Globo (in Portuguese). 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ "American Girls". New York Daily News. 24 April 1963.
  3. ^ "Trio hold advantage of more experience Australians favoured in Cup series". The Canberra Times. 14 January 1965. p. 24. Retrieved 23 November 2020 – via National Library of Australia.

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