Originally Posted by PDJ
But for a catalogue of injuries & illness bueno would be a legitimate contender for top ten. Plus she's the only one I've ever hit with, many times, & even at advanced years, she's sublime. Agree with chambers also. To include Mortimer you'd have to balance her career with Ann Jones. I'd argue the latter was marginally better
Had Bueno remained healthier, neither Court nor King would have the titles they accrued. Hepatitis took her out of '61 RG and kept her noncompetitive for the rest of the year and then some. In '65 Australian
her left knee began haunting her tennis and after surgery, it was her elbow.
Who knows where that career could have gone, but it would have been a definite factor through the beginnings of the open era.