Ramírez was a singles finalist at the French Championships in 1960 and 1961. She lost the 1960 final to Darlene Hard and the 1961 final to Ann Haydon Jones, both International Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinees. She also was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 1959 and 1961, a quarterfinalist at the 1961 and 1963 U.S. Championships, a semifinalist at the 1962 Australian Championships, a semifinalist at the 1959 Italian Championships, and a finalist in Monte Carlo in 1959. Ochoa won the German Championships in 1957 and was a finalist in 1961.
Yola teamed with Rosie Reyes to win the women's doubles title at the 1958 French Championships and to reach the final at the 1957 and 1959 French Championships. Ochoa teamed with Billy Knight to win the mixed doubles title at the 1959 French Championships. With Edda Buding, Ochoa reached the women's doubles final at the 1961 U.S. Championships. She also won the women's doubles titles at the Italian Championships and in Monte Carlo, both in 1960.
Ramírez won the singles titles at the 1960 Mexico National Championships and the 1961 Caribbean Lawn Tennis Championship.
During her career, Ramírez had wins over International Tennis Hall of Fame enshrinees Billie Jean King (in the second round of Wimbledon in 1961, which was King's first appearance at the tournament), Jones, and Christine Truman Janes.
According to Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, Ramírez was ranked in the world top ten in 1957 and from 1959 through 1961, reaching a career high of World No. 6 in those rankings in 1961.
Grand Slam singles finals 
Runner-ups (2) 
|Year||Championship||Opponent in Final||Score in Final|
|1960||French Championships||Darlene Hard||6–3, 6–4|
|1961||French Championships||Ann Haydon Jones||6–2, 6–1|
Grand Slam singles tournament timeline 
|Australian Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||SF||A||0 / 1|
|French Championships||A||A||3R||4R||4R||F||F||A||2R||0 / 6|
|Wimbledon||A||A||2R||3R||QF||3R||QF||A||1R||0 / 6|
|U.S. Championships||3R||1R||A||A||A||A||QF||A||QF||0 / 4|
|SR||0 / 1||0 / 1||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 2||0 / 3||0 / 1||0 / 3||0 / 17|
A = did not participate in the tournament.
SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.
See also