Guillermo Aubone

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Guillermo Aubone
Country Argentina Argentina
Born (1954-06-08) 8 June 1954 (age 60)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Turned pro 1974
Plays Left-handed
Singles
Career record 11-33
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 133 (22 Dec 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open 1R (1981, 1982)
US Open 1R (1980)
Doubles
Career record 21-32
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 175 (3 Jan 1983)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 1R (1980, 1981, 1982)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open 1R (1978, 1982)

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

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

Playing career[edit]

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]

Coaching[edit]

Since 1983 he has been coaching in Miami, where he has 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 finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 1982 Chile Viña Del Mar, Chile Clay Spain Ángel Giménez Spain Manuel Orantes
Mexico Raúl Ramírez
DEF

Challenger titles[edit]

Doubles: (1)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
1. 1981 Italy Cuneo, Italy Clay Argentina Ricardo Cano Chile Ricardo Acuña
Bolivia Ramiro Benavides
7–6, 7–5

References[edit]