Mary Carillo: Biography, Her Awards as Tennis Player and Sportscaster

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Mary Carillo is a professional tennis star and the American sportscaster. She is working as the reporter for NBC Olympics and NBC Sports. Mary was born on March 15, 1957, in Queens, New York, U.S. She had started the tennis career in 1977 but she had taken the retirement due to severe injury in the knee, in 1980. She is on 33rd number according to the Women’s Tennis Association Rankings, in March 1980.

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She had made victory in the French Open mixed-doubles with her friend John McEnroe, in 1977. Both competitors entered in the quarter’s finals of the Wimbledon. Later on, the Carillo had played twice the time in the quarter-finals at the US open.

Mary had spent her childhood time at the Greenwich (New York City) and Naples, Florida. Carillo is the sister of the famous author named Charlie Carillo and the cousin of a famous sports-radio host named Mike Francesa. She got married to the Australian tennis player and instructor named Bill Bowden. Mary had two children from Anthony (born on August 8, 1987) and Rachel (born on October 5, 1991). She had taken divorce in 1998.

Awards and Nominations

  1. Peabody Award for the documentaries: “Dare to Compete: The Struggle of Women in Sport” and a “Billie Jean King”.
  2. Broadcaster of the Year by the Women’s Tennis Association (1981 and 1985)
  3. Awards of World Tennis Magazine (in 1986), Toronto Star (in 1986) and Tennis magazine (1988 to 1991) for the best commentator.
  4. She had won the Sports Emmy Award for the Hoyt family.
  5. She had won Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism.
  6. For the best player in the tennis, she had won the ITF’s 2015 Philippe Chatrier Award.
  7. She had won the 2016 Annalee Thurston Award due to her sportscasting
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