Linda Tuero

Linda Tuero (born October 21, 1950 in Metairie, LA) was a standout American amateur and professional tennis player. She was the Girls 14 and Girls 16 Champion in the USTA National Hard Court Championships, and the Girls 18 Singles Champion at the USTA National Clay Court Championships in both 1967 and 1968. She also was the US Interscholastic Girls 18 Champion in 1968, the first year the event was held for girls. In 1969, she claimed championships in the National Junior Clay Courts and the U.S. Amateur Singles. She added the National Clay Courts title in 1970. She was the first female to secure an athletic scholarship at Tulane University, and the only female to play on its male tennis team, and the first woman to win a varsity letter at Tulane. Turning pro, she won at the Cincinnati in 1968, reached the quarter-finals of the French Open in 1971, and won the singles titles at the Italian Open in 1972. She successfully represented the United States Federation Cup team in 1972 and 1973. When she retired, she was ranked 10th in the world. She had a brief part in the film, The Exorcist, where she met its writer, William Peter Blatty, whom she married on July 20, 1975.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 21st, 1950
United States of America
Places lived
Sea Island , Georgia


1. Tulane University Colleges/University

Tulane University (officially The Tulane University of Louisiana or simply TU) is a private, nonsectarian research university located in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Founded as a public medical college in 1834, the school grew into a comprehensive university in 1847 and was eventually privatized under the endowments of Paul Tulane and Josephine Louise Newcomb in 1884. Tulane is a member of the Association of American Universities and the colloquial Southern Ivy League.

Institution info

Type Private university
2012. 961 mil. $
2010. 873 mil. $
Institution colors
6823 St. Charles Avenue, 70118 - New Orleans, Louisiana
2013. 8,352
2011. 8,338
2010. 7,754
2009. 7,133
2013. 5,110
2011. 5,021
2010. 4,819
Acceptance rate
2013. 26.0 %
2011. 24.9 %
2010. 25.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 46.9 K $
2010. 38.3 K $
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People attended Tulane University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1952., Professor
b. 1955., Businessperson
b. 1953., Historian
b. 1947., Politician
b. 1950., Cajun Artist
b. 1947., Film Producer
b. 1954., Dixieland Artist
b. 1949., Politician


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