They start the interview by talking about how she was raised and how she was raised by nuns...Then the interviewer comments on the fact that around that time it was so hard for a woman to travel around the world. She said that she received an invitation to play the Orange Bowl at 15 and her parents asked her if that was what she wanted and she said it was and then they let her go...
She said that her main focus was always to play and especially play well. She liked to play many tournaments and to always play in the 3 draws (S,D,M), 3 matches per day 7 days per week so she was playing 21 matches per week in a time when you couldn't have a massage because such a thing didn't exist.
They talk about the financial problems to get out of Brazil to play internationally. She says she had to get out of the country for about a year and that she basically couldn't miss anyone/anything because simply there wasn't money to miss anything and comeback..
She said that she graduated (sth like that) in November of one year and then she only cameback the next November. She played 15 tournaments in Florida and won 14
That was a good arrival to a circuit and kinda like a passport to go to Europe since as she says there were like several circuits around that time (She gave some examples of some circuits like the Australian, Caribbean and an African circuit (?)).
She basically got out from Brazil to play in Florida from there she was invited to play the caribbean circuit then she went to Africa then to Australia. She says that the first time she went to Australia she travelled for 60 hours
She stayed 3 months in Australia...
The first time she got out of Brazil to play tournaments her friends from the club were the ones who paid the passage. She talks about the fact that she was really succesful from the start and that she won the Doubles in Wimbledon and Rome on her first try and it was just an unforgettable moment. She says that her winning Rome was a great moment because the italians didn't really consider the women's game but the way she played the way she presented herself just completly captivated them.. She says she won that tournament because the crowd really helped her winning it. She says that really were crazy (in a good way), that they send flowers to the court it was simply unforgettable...
Then she talks about her game how she served, the weightlessness of her net game. She said that her game was all intuition("last second decision tennis") and her opponents kinda thought like: "If even her doesn't know what she's doing how can we know"
Funny moment: The interviewer tells her that she won more than 150 tournaments and she says that all her titles together were around 589 (and she didn't allow him to cut any
). I think she added the national ones in this list..
19 Grand Slam titles
Singles: Wimbledon 59, 60,64; USO 59, 63,64,66| Doubles: Wimbledon: 58,60,63,65,66; AO: 60; USO: 60,62,66,68; RG: 60| Mixed: RG: 60
First woman/man to win all four Doubles Slams in the same year
She says that a good thing about tennis is that when you enter its history you simply don't get out, whatever may happen. She says it's really good to know that you're a part of the history of the thing you most like. She says that all that she made was in less than 10 years of a career. She had too many physical problems, hepathitis...
Her thoughts about her wimbledon wins:
1958 Wimbledon Doubles: Althea Gibson was her partner (she had won the tournament in singles before).
1959 Wimbledon Singles: She beat Darlene Hard in 43 minutes
1960 Wimbledon Singles: Beat Sandra Reynolds
1964 Wimbledon Singles: Beat Margaret Court (they show some points at around 17:30), She says that match was one of the best finals of the last decades. She says that there were opponents like her that would just bring the best out of you. She says that with them it was mutual. They both just brought the best out of each other. She says that Margaret was really strong physically, really hard to beat, Margaret was the first of the women who really dedicated herself to gym. Maria says that she herself couldn't do any of that after playing like 21 matches per week there was simply no way you would bring her to a gym.
She said that she played 2 hours in the morning and then all the matches in the afternoon which was about 8 hours a day. They wanted her to play 3 hours a day but that wasn't for her. That was regressing and not progressing. They wanted her to make specific exercises (hit 500 serves to this side, 800 for that one) and that simply wasn't for her cause when you're a natural born player you don't need that. Those who are raised like machines have that necessity.
Her game was about things done on the minute on the ability.
She says that sometimes there were headlines in Australia like this:
"This or that player trained for about 200 hours a day.. Bueno likes the beach"
Her coach, Harry Hopman (who also training Australian legends such as Laver, Newcombe, Emerson...) lasted about a week as her coach because of that...Bueno simply like the beach
The interviewer says she was the ballet player for the english papers (sth like that) and she says that that really was the main difference between her and Margaret Court..One was a Gym created player the other was a Ballett dancer on the tennis court.
Can't remember who it was but at 22.20 someone talks in english
This is only the first part i'll do the rest later I think