Mary Joe Fernández

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Mary Joe Fernández
Mary Joe Fernández at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Country (sports)United States
ResidenceMiami, Florida, U.S.
Born (1971-08-19) August 19, 1971 (age 48)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1986
Retired2000
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$5,258,471
Singles
Career record437–203
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 4 (October 22, 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (1990, 1992)
French OpenF (1993)
WimbledonSF (1991)
US OpenSF (1990, 1992)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesBronze medal.svg Bronze medal (1992)
Doubles
Career record344–141
Career titles19
Highest rankingNo. 4 (February 18, 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1991)
French OpenW (1996)
WimbledonSF (1991, 1993)
US OpenF (1989)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1996)
Olympic GamesGold medal.svg Gold medal (1992, 1996)

Mary Joe Fernández (born August 19, 1971) is a retired professional tennis player from the United States. Fernández has won three Olympic medals and two Grand Slam women's doubles titles.[1]

Important finals[change | change source]

Grand Slam finals[change | change source]

Singles: 3 (0 titles, 3 runners-up)[change | change source]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1990 Australian Open Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1992 Australian Open Hard Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Monica Seles 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 1993 French Open Clay West Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 2–6, 4–6

Women's doubles: 7 (2 titles, 5 runners-up)[change | change source]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1989 US Open Hard United States Pam Shriver Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 1990 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–7(5–7), 6–7(6–8)
Winner 1991 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 1992 Australian Open Hard United States Zina Garrison Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 6–7(4–7)
Runner-up 1996 Australian Open Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Chanda Rubin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 1996 French Open Clay United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 1997 French Open Clay United States Lisa Raymond United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 3–6

Olympics[change | change source]

Singles: 1 medal (1 bronze medal)[change | change source]

Outcome Year Location Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1992 Barcelona Clay Tied DNP

Mary Joe Fernández lost in the semi-finals to Steffi Graf 6–4, 6–2. In 1992, there was no bronze medal play off match, both beaten semi-final players received bronze medals.

Doubles: 2 medals (2 gold medals)[change | change source]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Gold 1992 Barcelona Clay United States Gigi Fernández Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Gold 1996 Atlanta Hard United States Gigi Fernández Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–6(9–7), 6–4

Year-End Championships finals[change | change source]

Doubles: 1 (1 title, 0 runners-up)[change | change source]

Outcome Year Location Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1996 New York City Carpet (I) United States Lindsay Davenport Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2

WTA Tour Finals[change | change source]

Singles: 16 (7–9)[change | change source]

Titles by Surface
Hard (2–4)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (2–2)
Carpet (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. October 9, 1989 Filderstadt Carpet (I) Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 6–7(5–7), 4–6
Runner-up 2. January 15, 1990 Australian Open Hard West Germany Steffi Graf 3–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 24, 1990 Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Amy Frazier 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 2. October 15, 1990 Filderstadt Carpet (I) Austria Barbara Paulus 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. April 15, 1991 Houston Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 4–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. September 16, 1991 Tokyo Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 1–6, 1–6
Runner-up 5. January 13, 1992 Australian Open Hard Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 6. February 3, 1992 Essen Carpet (I) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Monica Seles 0–6, 3–6
Winner 3. February 22, 1993 Indian Wells Hard South Africa Amanda Coetzer 3–6, 6–1, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 7. May 24, 1993 French Open Clay Germany Steffi Graf 6–4, 2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 8. June 10, 1994 Sydney Hard Japan Kimiko Date 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. May 16, 1994 Strasbourg Clay Argentina Gabriela Sabatini 2–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 5. February 27, 1995 Indian Wells Hard Belarus Natasha Zvereva 6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. October 16, 1995 Brighton Carpet (I) South Africa Amanda Coetzer 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 9. June 17, 1996 Eastbourne Grass United States Monica Seles 0–6, 2–6
Winner 7. May 12, 1997 Berlin Clay France Mary Pierce 6–4, 6–2

Doubles: 43 (19–24)[change | change source]

Winner — Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (2–5)
WTA Tour Championships (1–0)
Olympic Games (2–0)
Tier I (2–5)
Tier II (8–11)
Tier III (4–3)
Tier IV (0–0)
Tier V (0–0)
Titles by Surface
Hard (8–14)
Grass (0–1)
Clay (6–4)
Carpet (5–5)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. January 30, 1989 Tokyo Carpet (I) West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison
3–6, 6–3, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 2. March 13, 1989 Boca Raton Hard United Kingdom Jo Durie Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 3. August 7, 1989 Los Angeles Hard West Germany Claudia Kohde-Kilsch United States Martina Navratilova
Australia Wendy Turnbull
2–5 ret.
Runner-up 4. August 28, 1989 US Open Hard United States Pam Shriver Australia Hana Mandlíková
United States Martina Navratilova
7–5, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. September 18, 1989 Dallas Carpet (I) United States Betsy Nagelsen United States Elise Burgin
South Africa Rosalyn Fairbank
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 5. January 15, 1990 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–7(5–7), 6–7(3–7)
Winner 2. September 24, 1990 Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Robin White United States Gigi Fernández
United States Martina Navratilova
4–6, 6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 3. October 15, 1990 Filderstadt Carpet (I) United States Zina Garrison Argentina Mercedes Paz
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 6. November 5, 1990 Worcester Carpet (I) Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–3, 3–6, 3–6
Winner 4. January 14, 1991 Australian Open Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Runner-up 7. January 28, 1991 Tokyo Carpet (I) United States Robin White United States Kathy Jordan
Australia Elizabeth Smylie
6–4, 0–6, 3–6
Winner 5. March 15, 1991 Key Biscayne Hard United States Zina Garrison United States Gigi Fernández
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 8. April 15, 1991 Houston Clay United States Patty Fendick Canada Jill Hetherington
United States Kathy Rinaldi
1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Winner 6. September 16, 1991 Tokyo Hard United States Pam Shriver United States Carrie Cunningham
Peru Laura Gildemeister
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 9. November 11, 1991 Philadelphia Carpet (I) United States Zina Garrison Soviet Union Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
2–6, 4–6
Runner-up 10. January 6, 1992 Sydney Hard United States Zina Garrison Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
6–7(4–7), 7–6(4–7), 2–6
Runner-up 11. January 13, 1992 Australian Open Hard United States Zina Garrison Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Czechoslovakia Helena Suková
4–6, 6–7(3–7)
Runner-up 12. June 15, 1992 Eastbourne Grass United States Zina Garrison Latvia Larisa Neiland
Czechoslovakia Jana Novotná
0–6, 3–6
Winner 7. July 28, 1992 Olympics Clay United States Gigi Fernández Spain Conchita Martínez
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
7–5, 2–6, 6–2
Winner 8. September 21, 1992 Tokyo Hard United States Robin White Indonesia Yayuk Basuki
Japan Nana Miyagi
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 13. Mary 3, 1993 Rome Clay United States Zina Garrison Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
4–6, 2–6
Winner 9. May 17, 1993 Lucerne Clay Czech Republic Helena Suková United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Marianne Werdel
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 14. October 17, 1994 Brighton Carpet (I) Czech Republic Jana Novotná Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–4, 2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 15. January 9, 1995 Sydney Hard United States Patty Fendick United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Winner 10. March 6, 1995 Delray Beach Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná United States Lori McNeil
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–2, 6–4
Winner 11. May 22, 1995 Strasbourg Clay United States Lindsay Davenport Belgium Sabine Appelmans
Netherlands Miriam Oremans
6–2, 6–3
Winner 12. September 18, 1995 Tokyo Hard United States Lindsay Davenport South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Linda Wild
6–3, 6–2
Winner 13. January 8, 1996 Sydney Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Lori McNeil
Czech Republic Helena Suková
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 16. January 15, 1995 Australian Open Hard United States Lindsay Davenport United States Chanda Rubin
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
5–7, 6–2, 4–6
Runner-up 17. April 1, 1996 Hilton Head Island Clay United States Gigi Fernández Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
2–6, 3–6
Winner 14. May 27, 1996 French Open Clay United States Lindsay Davenport United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–2, 6–1
Winner 15. July 22, 1996 Olympics Hard United States Gigi Fernández Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Czech Republic Helena Suková
7–6(8–6), 6–4
Runner-up 18. August 5, 1996 Montreal Hard Czech Republic Helena Suková Latvia Larisa Neiland
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–7(1–7), 1–6
Winner 16. November 4, 1996 Oakland Carpet (I) United States Lindsay Davenport Romania Irina Spîrlea
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–3
Winner 17. November 18, 1996 Chase Championships Carpet (I) United States Lindsay Davenport Czech Republic Jana Novotná
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 6–2
Winner 18. March 31, 1997 Hilton Head Island Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Lindsay Davenport
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
7–5, 4–6, 6–1
Winner 19. May 19, 1997 Madrid Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Argentina Inés Gorrochategui
Romania Irina Spîrlea
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 19. May 26, 1997 French Open Clay United States Lisa Raymond United States Gigi Fernández
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 20. August 10, 1998 Boston Hard South Africa Mariaan de Swardt United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 21. September 21, 1998 Tokyo Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario Russia Anna Kournikova
United States Monica Seles
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 22. January 11, 1999 Sydney Hard Germany Anke Huber Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Japan Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 6–2, 0–6
Runner-up 23. March 3, 1999 Indian Wells Hard Czech Republic Jana Novotná Switzerland Martina Hingis
Russia Anna Kournikova
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 24. March 18, 1999 Key Biscayne Hard United States Monica Seles Switzerland Martina Hingis
Czech Republic Jana Novotná
6–0, 4–6, 6–7(1–7)

Grand Slam performance timeline[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open A NH A A 3R F SF F QF 4R 4R 4R SF A 3R 0 / 10
French Open 1R QF 2R A SF QF QF 3R F 3R 1R 4R QF A 4R 0 / 13
Wimbledon A 1R 4R 4R 4R A SF 3R 3R 3R QF QF 4R A 1R 0 / 12
U.S. Open 2R 3R 3R 3R 1R SF 3R SF A 3R QF A 4R 3R 4R 0 / 13
SR 0 / 2 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 48
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 99 27 20 15 12 4 8 6 7 14 8 16 10 76 38

Doubles[change | change source]

Tournament 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Career SR
Australian Open NH A A QF F W F QF QF QF F 2R A 2R 1 / 10
French Open A 1R A 2R A QF 1R 3R 3R SF W F A 2R 1 / 10
Wimbledon A 1R A A A SF QF SF 1R 1R QF QF A QF 0 / 9
U.S. Open 1R 2R 2R F A SF QF A A A A 3R 3R QF 0 / 9
SR 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 1 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 2 / 38
Career Statistics
Year End Ranking 131 85 63 8 6 5 11 15 26 10 5 16 89 26
  • NH = tournament not held.
  • A = did not participate in the tournament.
  • SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

References[change | change source]

  1. Mary Joe Fernandez's profile at WTA WTA Retrieved 29 August 2018