Mary Carillo Fast Facts:
Was a counselor at Port Washington Tennis Academy before becoming a professional tennis player and trained under Australian International Tennis Hall of Famer Harry Hopman.
- Played on the women's professional tennis circuit from 1977 to 1980 and was ranked as high as No. 33 as a singles player, but was forced to retire early because of numerous knee injuries and operations.
- Won the French Open mixed-doubles title in 1977 with teammate and hometown friend John McEnroe.
- First broadcasting gig was with USA Network as a tennis analyst in 1980.
- Named Broadcaster of the Year by the Women's Tennis Association in 1981 and 1985, as well as by Tennis Magazine multiple times.
- Received a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature in 2005 as a reporter for HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.
- Was formerly a member of the Women's Tennis Association Board of Directors.
- Has coauthored two books: Tennis My Way with Martina Navratilova and Tennis Kinetics with Navratilova and Rick Elstein.
- Completed her own broadcasting "Grand Slam" after reporting on the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open on separate occasions.
- In 2010, was the first woman to receive the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism.
- Participated as a torchbearer in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay.
- Mary Carillo Relationships:
- Rachel Bowden - Daughter
- Tony Carillo - Father
- Terry Carillo - Mother
- Anthony Bowden - Son
- Bill Bowden - Ex-husband
- Gina Carillo - Sister
- Charles Carillo - Brother