Luis Ayala (tennis)

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Luis Ayala
Luis Ayala 1964.jpg
Full name Luis Alberto Ayala
Country  Chile
Residence Chile
Born (1932-09-18) September 18, 1932 (age 82)
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
Wembley Pro 1R (1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965)
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