Luis Ayala (tennis)

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Luis Ayala
Full name Luis Alberto Ayala
Country  Chile
Residence Chile
Born (1932-09-18) September 18, 1932 (age 81)
Santiago, Chile
Turned pro 1962 (amateur tour from 1950)
Retired 1970
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Highest ranking No. 5 (1958, Lance Tingay)[1]
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open F (1958, 1960)
Wimbledon QF (1959, 1960, 1961)
US Open QF (1957, 1959)
Professional majors
French Pro QF (1961, 1965)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French Open W (1956)
This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Ayala and the second or maternal family name is Salinas.

Luis Alberto Ayala Salinas (born September 18, 1932) is a former Chilean world-ranked tennis player who competed in the 1950s and 1960s.[2] When he retired, he became a tennis professional at River Oaks Country Club in Houston, Texas. Currently, he is the Director of Tennis at the Forest Club in Houston, Texas.

Ayala was ranked World No. 5 for 1958 by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph (and No. 6 for 1959, No. 7 for 1960 and 1961).[1]


  1. ^ a b United States Lawn Tennis Association (1972). Official Encyclopedia of Tennis (First Edition), p. 427.
  2. ^ "Mackay, Ayala Tennis Winners .". The Telegraph. Associated Press. 15 July 1965. Retrieved 13 February 2011. 

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Grand slams[edit]

Year Tournament Opponent Result
1958 Roland Garros Flag of Australia.svg Mervyn Rose 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
1960 Roland Garros Flag of Italy.svg Nicola Pietrangeli 6–3, 3–6, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6