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Re: Biographies of Female Tennis Players

BONICELLI, FIORELLA
Uruguay
Born 21 December 1951
Married Philippe Duxin, 19 August 1978
Height: 5' 7"
[Active 1967-1978]

2 time grand slam winner in doubles.

Best-ever female from Uruguay. Took up tennis at the age in nine. Her mother was a tennis player.

Won the 1975 French Open mixed doubles title with Thomaz Koch. She also won the 1976 French Open women's doubles title with Gail Lovera, defeating Kathy Harter and Helga Masthoff 6–4, 1–6, 6–3. At the Fed Cup, her singles record is 11–4, and doubles record 6–8. During her career, she reached one Grand Slam singles quarterfinal, at the 1978 French Open, where she lost to Virginia Ruzici 6–7 6–4 6–8.

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"In our time it was totally different than today, we traveled alone, we did not have an entourage that accompanied us as they have today," she said, adding that in the period in which she competed there was "more camaraderie" and friendship among the tennis players" , especially among Latinos, even though they were rivals on the court.-from a 2018 interview
In a 2018 interview she recalls the pressure of trying to live up to expectations and coping with depression due to homesickness and the feeling she was missing out on normal things teens her age did.

Bonicelli is the mother of a tennis player and still represent Ururaguay in senior tennis.



Sources:

BY, JILL G. "Another 'Little Flower' is Coming here." New York Times (1923-Current file): 285. Dec 09 1973. ProQuest. Web. 8 Oct. 2016 .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiorella_Bonicelli

https://www.efe.com/efe/cono-sur/cro...000803-3592141

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