Mary Carter Reitano

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Mary Carter Reitano
Country (sports)  Australia
Born (1934-11-29) 29 November 1934 (age 82)
Singles
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open W (1956, 1959)
French Open QF (1959)
Wimbledon 4R (1955)
Doubles
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1961)
French Open SF (1959)
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open F (1961)

Mary Carter Reitano (née Carter; born 29 November 1934) is a female former tennis player from Australia.

As a junior player she won the girls singles title at the Australian Championships in 1951 and 1952.[1][2]

Reitano won the singles title at the 1956 Australian Championships, defeating Thelma Long in the final in three sets after surviving a match point in the third set.[3] At the 1959 Australian Championships Reitano won her second singles title after a straight-sets victory in the final against Renée Schuurman. Additionally she reached the Australian semifinals eight times. She teamed with Margaret Court to win the women's doubles title there in 1961. Reitano teamed with three different partners to be the runner-up in women's doubles at the 1956, 1959, and 1962 Australian Championships. Reitano also was the runner-up in mixed doubles at the 1961 Australian Championships.

In February 1958 she married Sydney Reitano.[4] She became a coaching professional in 1962.[5]

Grand Slam tournament finals[edit]

Singles (2 titles)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1956 Australian Championships Grass Australia Thelma Long 3–6, 6–2, 9–7
Winner 1959 Australian Championships Grass South Africa Renée Schuurman 6–2, 6–3

Doubles: (1 title, 3 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1956 Australian Championships Grass Australia Beryl Penrose Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
Australia Thelma Coyne Long
2–6, 7–5, 7–9
Runner-up 1959 Australian Championships Grass Australia Lorraine Coghlan South Africa Renée Schuurman
South Africa Sandra Reynolds
5–7, 4–6
Winner 1961 Australian Championships Grass Australia Margaret Smith Australia Mary Bevis Hawton
Australia Jan Lehane
6–4, 3–6, 7–5
Runner-up 1962 Australian Championships Grass United States Darlene Hard Australia Margaret Smith
Australia Robyn Ebbern
4–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles (1 runner-ups)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponent Score
Runner-up 1961 Australian Championships Grass Australia John Pearce Australia Jan Lehane
Australia Bob Hewitt
7–9, 2–6

Grand Slam singles tournament timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won tournament; reached (F) final, (SF) semifinal, (QF) quarterfinal; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a (RR) round-robin stage; reached a (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; or (NH) tournament not held.
Tournament 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 Career SR
Australian Championships SF SF W QF SF W SF SF SF 2 / 9
French Championships A 1R A A 1R QF A 4R A 0 / 4
Wimbledon A 4R A A 1R 3R A 2R A 0 / 4
U.S. Championships A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 2 / 17

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam singles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talented young champion". The Sydney Morning Herald. 25 February 1951. 
  2. ^ "Australian tennis championships". The Braidwood Dispatch And Mining Journal. New South Wales, Australia. 1 February 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 14 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia. 
  3. ^ Don Lawrence (Jan 31, 1956). "Mary Carter in national title victory". The Age -. p. 20. 
  4. ^ "Wedding of tennis player". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 February 1958. p. 83 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ "Mary Reitano to Turn Pro.". The Age. 22 March 1962. p. 8. 

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