RAMIREZ, YOLA (Yolanda del Monte Carmelo Ramírez Partida)
Born 01 March 1935 in Teziutlán, Puebla, Mexico
Married Alfonso Ochoa on 29 August 1962
Career Span: 1955-1968.
Mexico's finest ever female, she was RU at the French Open in 1960 and 1961. Yola followed in the footsteps of her older sister Melita Ramirez.
She lost the 1960 final to Darlene Hard and the 1961 final to Ann Haydon. 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. Ramirez 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.
Yola's sunny personality made her popular world over.
List of titles and finals
: (29 titles listed) 1955 - Southern Championships; 1956 - Southern Championships, Tri-State Championships; 1957 - Baden Baden, Barcelona, Brumana, German Championships; 1958 - Napoli, Pan-American Championships; 1959 - Central American and Caribbean Games, Queen's Club, Nice, Palermo; 1960 - Berlin Championships, Reggio Calabria; 1961 - Argentine Championships, Berlin Championships, Caribbean Championships, Munich, Napoli, Pan-American Championships; 1962 - Pan-American Championships, San Luis Potosi; 1963 - Ostend, Tulsa; 1964 - Pan-American Championships, San Luis Potosi, Tulsa; 1968 - San Luis Potosi;
: 1955 - Pan-American Games; 1957 - Monte-Carlo, Pan-American Championships, Båstad; 1958 - Aix-en-Provence, Munich, Palermo, Swiss Championships; 1959 - Monte-Carlo, Pan-American Games; 1960 - Roland Garros, Baden Baden, Monte-Carlo, Pan-American Championships; 1961 - Roland Garros, German Championships, Swiss Championships, Venezia; 1962 - Barranquilla; 1963 - Pan-American Games, Viareggio; 1965 - Tulsa
In 3rd pic: Rosie Reyes Darmon, Maria Bueno, Yola Ramirez
In the last two pics she is on left, on right Rosie Reyes Darmon
[Thanks to Jimbo for information about this player]