Enrique Maier

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Enrique Maier
Enrique Maier 1934 1935.jpg
Full name Enrique Gerardo Maier Müller
Country Spain / Spain Spain
Born (1910-12-31)31 December 1910
Barcelona, Spain
Died August 22, 1981(1981-08-22) (aged 70)
Madrid, Spain
Height 1.90 metres (6 ft 3 in)
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (1935)
French Open 3R (1935)
Wimbledon QF (1932)
US Open QF (1935)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open SF (1935)
Wimbledon QF (1935)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1935)
Wimbledon W (1932)
US Open W (1935)

Enrique 'Bubi' Maier (31 December 1910 – 22 Augustus 1981) was a male Spanish tennis player who was mainly active in the 1930s.

Biography[edit]

Enrique Maier in Australia

Maier became Wimbledon champion in the mixed doubles in 1932 when, partnered with Elizabeth Ryan, they defeated Harry Hopman and Josane Sigart in straight sets.[1] He was the first Spanish male player to win a Wibledon title. In that same year he also recahed the quarterfinals of the singles championship, along the way beating Frenchman Jean Borotra, in which he lost to eventual champion Ellsworth Vines.

In 1935 he competed in the mixed doubles competition at the U.S. National Championships held at the Longwood Cricket Club (Boston, Massachusetts) together with the American Sarah Palfrey. They won the title by beating the Czechoslovakian-British pair Roderick Menzel / Kay Stammers in three sets.

Maier competed in the Davis Cup for the first time in 1929 against Germany and in total competed in nine ties in which he won and lost 13 matches.[2]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Mixed doubles[edit]

Titles (2)[edit]

Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
1932 Wimbledon Grass United States Elizabeth Ryan Belgium Josane Sigart
Australia Harry Hopman
7–5, 6–2
1935 US National Championships Grass United States Sarah Palfrey United Kingdom Kay Stammers
Czechoslovakia Roderick Menzel
6–4, 4–6, 6–3

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wimbledon player archive – Enrique Maier". AELTC. 
  2. ^ "Davis Cup Results – Enrique Maier". ITF. Retrieved 16 April 2012.