Maria Esther Bueno Cup (W50)



The Maria Esther Bueno Cup is for the women's 50 age category and has a place in the competition's history as the original women's seniors team event.

The trophy was donated by the Brazilian Tennis Federation in 1983 with the inaugural event being staged in Portschach, Austria.

In 2013, the Maria Esther Bueno Cup was held on 18-23 March in Antalya, Turkey.  The top seeded USA team of Ros Nideffer, Fran Chandler, Tracy Houk and Vicki Buholz defeated France int the final to win the Cup for the third time in four years.


Honour roll

2013USA, 2013 Maria Esther Bueno Cup winners
- Winner: USA
- Runner-up: France

2012
- Winner: Australia
- Runner-up: USA

2011
- Winner: USA
- Runner-up: Australia

2010
- Winner: USA
- Runner-up: Great Britain

2009
- Winner: Great Britain
- Runner-up: USA


Maria Esther Bueno

Maria Bueno was the most graceful and artistic player of her generation and the most prolific, in terms of success, to emerge from South America.

The elegant Brazilian captured four US Open singles titles and three Wimbledon singles titles between 1959 and 1966. She also reached the finals at the other two majors during this time.

In doubles play, Bueno achieved a Grand Slam in 1960 with Christine Truman in Australia and with Darlene Hard in France, England and USA.

She collected a total of 63 titles during a career which spanned 20 years but was effectively cut short by an elbow injury in 1967.

In 1983, the Brazilian Tennis Federation donated the Maria Esther Bueno Cup for women players in the fifty age category. This was the first Women's Team Competition. The inaugural event was held in Pörtschach, Austria.



TEAM EVENTS

Click the links below to find out more information about each age category in the ITF Seniors World Team Championships.

- Italia Cup (M35)

- Tony Trabert Cup (M40)

- Dubler Cup (M45)

- Fred Perry Cup (M50)

- Austria Cup (M55)

- Suzanne Lenglen Cup (W35)

- Young Cup (W40)

- Margaret Court Cup (W45)

- Maria Esther Bueno Cup (W50)

- Maureen Connolly Cup (W55)