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Edda Buding died

Just read in the news that Edda Buding who did well most likely in the 60's passed away on July 15th 2014 in an old hospice in Aalen in Germany. This thread is intended to give her credits for her achievements.
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I am so sorry to hear that Chaton. She was still fairly young to my mind-I associate her with the Billie Jean King and Virginia Wade era of the 1960s.

Edda, Helga Schultze Hoesl and then Helga Niessen Masthoff brought German women's tennis back to a height not seen since the 1930s. All 3 ladies were top ten at some point. They all also were strikingly pretty, with the bouffant hair model look popular in the day.
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RIP Edda
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Some pics of Edda

Buding sisters


Edda in 1963


Edda and Helga Niessen, Olympics Games 1968


Edda and her sister Ilse in 1954


Edda, Federation Cups Final, 1966




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Fantastic pics Djoule!

Here is a pic of Helga Schultze from Sports Illustrated, August 1962. The two of them carried German women's tennis in the early 1960s.




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A short writeup on Edda from the 1978 Concise Dictionary of Tennis, by Martin Hedges, page 47.

Born Novener 1936, Lovrin, Rumania, of German parents. Taught to play tennis by her father, a professinal, Edda Buding was a qualified beautician and was voted the most beautiful girl in tennis by players in Europe. She won the Argentine junior championships in 1952, aged 16, when she also won the Bavarian International Championships, and first played at Wimbledon in 1954. Reaching the third round, she gave Maureen Connolly her toughest match and took five games off the reigning champion before losing. She won the German singles title in 1959, the doubles in 1960 and mixed doubles in 1957, when she also won the Egyptian International Championships women doubles, playing with her sister Ilse.

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I am so sorry to hear that Chaton. She was still fairly young to my mind-I associate her with the Billie Jean King and Virginia Wade era of the 1960s.

Edda, Helga Schultze Hoesl and then Helga Niessen Masthoff brought German women's tennis back to a height not seen since the 1930s. All 3 ladies were top ten at some point. They all also were strikingly pretty, with the bouffant hair model look popular in the day.
Sad news, indeed. I saw her play BJK at the East Coast Grass Court Championships in the sixties. That was an important warm up tournament to the US championships, in Orange, New Jersey. She was a pretty lady with lovely looking game, especially her drop shots.
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