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Gigi Fernandez

Gigi Fernandez
  • Residence: Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Date of Birth: 22 Feb 1964
  • Birthplace: San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Height: 5'7" (1.70 m)
  • Weight: 145 lbs. (65.7 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed
  • Status: Pro (Nov. 1983/Retired (Nov. 1997)

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Gigi Fernandez Biography

Real name is Beatriz...Father, Tuto, is a retired, well-known doctor in Puerto Rico...Cousin of the late actor Jose Ferrer...Has two older brothers and a younger sister...Founded Gigi Fernandez Charitable Foundation in 1992 and plays host to annual Gigi Fernandez Invitational Cup to raise money for various Puerto Rican charities... Met Queen of England and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at 1988 Wightman Cup, and Princess Diana and the Pope at 1991 Fed Cup...Did modeling and commercials...Outside interests include golf, boating, skiing, hiking, biking, reading, beach volleyball and computers...Owned a motorcycle...Likes ice cream and Chinese, Indian, Mexican and Italian foods...Enjoys listening to music...Has pig collection...In 1995, provided financial backing for player Kristina Brandi, daughter of her first coach in Puerto Rico, Joe Brandi.
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 69
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $4,646,829
W/L - Singles - - - 270 - 232
W/L - Doubles - - - 664 - 184
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Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Sep-1991 (17) 04-Mar-1991 (1)
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ò Qualified for season-ending championships as one of the best eight doubles teams of the year 11 times, winning it twice
ò Won at least one Grand Slam title every year from 1988-1997 except 1989
ò Won five consecutive Roland Garros doubles titles 1991-95
ò Won three of the four Grand Slam doubles titles in the same year three times (1992-94)
1991 - Became No. 1 ranked doubles player April 1-8 (held No. 1 spot on and off through 1995)
1992-93 - Earned six straight titles
1994 - Ranked No. 99, became lowest-ranked Grand Slam singles SF in Open Era at Wimbledon
1995 - Won career singles match number 250 at 1995 Puerto Rico over Farina to reach SF
1997 - Won a non-calendar year doubles Grand Slam; at year-end, ranked No. 20 on women's all-time Grand Slam titles list with 17
2002 - Named coach of the University of South Florida women's tennis team
2003 - Captained Puerto Rican Fed Cup Team
SINGLES
Winner (2): 1991 - Albuquerque; 1986 - Singapore.
Finalist (4): 1992 - San Juan; 1989 - San Juan; 1984 - Newport; 1983 - Erie.

DOUBLES
Winner (69): 1997 - Roland Garros, Wimbledon (both w/Zvereva), Sydney (w/Sanchez Vicario); 1996 - Olympics (w/MJ Fernandez), US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (both w/Zvereva), San Diego (w/Martinez); 1995 - Roland Garros, US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Rome, San Diego, Los Angeles, Filderstadt (all w/Zvereva), Hamburg (w/Hingis); 1994 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Tour Championships, Miami, Chicago, Rome, Berlin, Eastbourne, Filderstadt, Philadelphia (all w/Zvereva); 1993 - Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Tour Championships, Delray Beach, Wesley Chapel, Hilton Head, Berlin, Eastbourne, Leipzig, Filderstadt (all w/Zvereva), San Diego (w/Sukova); 1992 - Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open, Oakland, Philadelpia (all w/Zvereva), Houston (w/Fendick), Olympics (w/MJ Fernandez); 1991 - Roland Garros, Brisbane, Chicago (all w/Novotna), Tarpon Springs (w/Sukova), Oakland, Indianapolis (both w/Fendick); 1990 - US Open, Hamburg (both w/Navratilova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Symlie), Los Angeles (w/Novotna), Worcester (w/Sukova); 1989 - Newport (w/McNeil), Toronto, Tokyo Doubles Championships, Filderstadt (all w/R. White); 1988 - Tokyo [Suntory], US Open (both w/R. White); 1987 - Piscataway, Newport, Mahwah (all w/McNeil); 1985 - Miami, Toronto, Washington DC (all w/Navratilova), Fort Lauderdale (w/R. White).
Finalist (50): 1997 - Berlin, US Open (both w/Zvereva), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Hingis); 1996 - Roland Garros, Edingburgh (both w/Zvereva), Hamburg, Rome (both w/Hingis), Hilton Head (w/ MJ. Fernandez); 1995 - Australian Open, Miami, Hilton Head, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Tour Championships (all w/Zvereva); 1994 - Wesley Chapel, Hilton Head (both w/Zvereva), Oakland (w/Navratilova); 1993 - Los Angeles, Zurich (both w/Zvereva), San Juan (w/Stubbs); 1992 - Berlin, Montreal (both w/Zvereva), San Juan (w/Rinaldi Stunkel); 1991 - Sydney, Australian Open, Miami, Eastbourne, Wimbledon, Tour Championships (all w/Novotna), San Diego (w/Tauziat), Washington D.C. (w/Zvereva); 1990 - Indian Wells (w/Navratilova), San Antonio (w/R. White), Tokyo [Dentsu] (w/Navratilova); 1989 - Miami, Houston (both w/McNeil), San Juan (w/R. White); 1988 - Dallas, Miami (both w/Garrison), Tokyo [Pan Pacific], Los Angeles, Mahwah, San Juan, Tokyo Doubles Championships (all w/R. White), Newport (w/McNeil); 1986 - Indianapolis, San Juan (w/R. White), Largo (w/Sands), Taipei (w/Leo); 1983 - Indianapolis (w/Herr).

MIXED DOUBLES
Finalist (3): 1995 - Australian Open (w/Suk), Wimbledon (w/Suk), US Open (w/Suk).

ADDITIONAL
United States Fed Cup Team 1988, 1990-92, 1994-97. United States Olympic Team 1992, 1996. United States Wightman Cup Team 1987-88.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 2
WTA Doubles Titles - 69
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 1
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 0
Prize Money $0 $4,646,829
W/L - Singles - - - 270 - 232
W/L - Doubles - - - 664 - 184

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
13 / 12 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r 1r 1r 3r 4r 1r 1r 4r
3 / 7 FRENCH OPEN - 1r - 1r 1r - 2r -
21 / 13 WIMBLEDON 3r 3r 1r SF 2r 4r 3r 2r
17 / 15 US OPEN 1r 1r 3r QF 3r 4r QF 1r
W/L   1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
13 / 12 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 2r - 3r 3r 3r
3 / 7 FRENCH OPEN 1r - 2r 2r - - -
21 / 13 WIMBLEDON 1r 2r 4r 1r - 2r -
17 / 15 US OPEN 2r 1r 1r 1r 1r 2r 1r

Doubles

W/L   1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
38 / 10 AUSTRALIAN OPEN SF QF F W W QF F SF
45 / 3 FRENCH OPEN W F W W W W W -
53 / 9 WIMBLEDON W SF F W W W F QF
57 / 9 US OPEN F W W SF SF W 3r W
W/L   1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983
38 / 10 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - - 3r - 3r 2r 2r
45 / 3 FRENCH OPEN 2r - QF - - - -
53 / 9 WIMBLEDON QF QF 3r 3r - 3r -
57 / 9 US OPEN QF W 3r QF QF 2r -

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Gigi Fernandez Results

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    Doubles

US OPEN

Grand Slam // USA // 25-Aug-1997 // $4,976,000 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 178 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Loss [9] Mary Pierce (FRA) 10 6-1 6-2

WTA Rankings PTS

+2

Prize Money

$10,000

WIMBLEDON

Grand Slam // GREAT BRITAIN // 23-Jun-1997 // $4,083,056 // Grass (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: 167 // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Miriam Oremans (NED) 46 7-6 (5) 6-3
R64 Win Nathalie Dechy (FRA) 120 6-3 4-6 6-3
R32 Loss [12] Irina Spirlea (ROM) 12 6-3 6-1

WTA Rankings PTS

+44

Prize Money

$20,788

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

Grand Slam // AUSTRALIA // 13-Jan-1997 // $3,451,626 // Hard (Outdoor) // Draw: 128M/0Q/64D // Rank: - // Seed/Entry: /MD

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R128 Win Els Callens (BEL) 47 6-4 6-3
R64 Loss Ines Gorrochategui (ARG) 98 7-5 7-6 (3)

WTA Rankings PTS

+26

Prize Money

$10,269

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/1997 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R32 65
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 41
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R32 68
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/1995 US OPEN R32 55
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/1994 US OPEN Q 200
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON S 400
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 55
30/08/1993 US OPEN R32 55
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R64 27
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
31/08/1992 US OPEN R16 100
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
26/08/1991 US OPEN Q 190
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R32 50
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN R64 25
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
27/08/1990 US OPEN R128 13
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON R64 25
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
03/07/1989 WIMBLEDON PLATE Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R128 13
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
29/08/1988 US OPEN R128 13
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R64 25
31/08/1987 US OPEN R128 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
12/01/1987 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 21
25/08/1986 US OPEN R128 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R128 0
Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R128 0
26/11/1984 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
27/08/1984 US OPEN R64 0
25/06/1984 WIMBLEDON R64 0
28/11/1983 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
29/08/1983 US OPEN R128 0
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1997 184 4
1996 112 4
1995 65 3
1994 32 2
1993 50 1
1992 32 6
1991 22 4
1990 35 3
1989 23 8
1988 54 6
1987 39 20
1986 57 17
1985 64 0
1984 27 0
1983 154 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
09-Sep-1991 (17) 04-Mar-1991 (1)

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Rankings Breakdown

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Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
25/08/1997 US OPEN R128 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R32 65
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 41
26/08/1996 US OPEN R128 2
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON R32 68
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R128 2
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 2
28/08/1995 US OPEN R32 55
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 14
Date Tournament Round Points
29/08/1994 US OPEN Q 200
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON S 400
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 55
30/08/1993 US OPEN R32 55
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R64 27
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
31/08/1992 US OPEN R16 100
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
26/08/1991 US OPEN Q 190
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON R32 50
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN R64 25
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R128 13
27/08/1990 US OPEN R128 13
25/06/1990 WIMBLEDON R64 25
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 100
28/08/1989 US OPEN R64 25
03/07/1989 WIMBLEDON PLATE Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R128 13
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN R128 13
29/08/1988 US OPEN R128 13
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R64 25
31/08/1987 US OPEN R128 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
12/01/1987 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R64 21
25/08/1986 US OPEN R128 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R128 0
Date Tournament Round Points
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
25/11/1985 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R128 0
26/11/1984 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 0
27/08/1984 US OPEN R64 0
25/06/1984 WIMBLEDON R64 0
28/11/1983 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 0
29/08/1983 US OPEN R128 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
11/11/1996 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
19/08/1996 SAN DIEGO R32 1
17/06/1996 EASTBOURNE R32 23
10/06/1996 BIRMINGHAM R16 26
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD R32 1
25/03/1996 MIAMI R32 43
11/03/1996 INDIAN WELLS R64 1
29/01/1996 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 39
06/11/1995 PHILADELPHIA R32 28
09/10/1995 FILDERSTADT R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
07/08/1995 LOS ANGELES R32 18
31/07/1995 SAN DIEGO Q 70
19/06/1995 EASTBOURNE R16 35
12/06/1995 BIRMINGHAM R16 20
20/03/1995 MIAMI R64 8
06/03/1995 DELRAY BEACH R32 18
27/02/1995 SAN JUAN S 85
30/01/1995 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R32 28
17/10/1994 BRIGHTON R16 35
10/10/1994 FILDERSTADT Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
08/08/1994 LOS ANGELES R64 9
01/08/1994 SAN DIEGO R32 18
25/07/1994 STRATTON MOUNTAIN R32 18
13/06/1994 EASTBOURNE R32 18
09/05/1994 BERLIN R64 13
02/05/1994 ROME R64 13
25/04/1994 TARANTO R32 6
28/03/1994 HILTON HEAD R64 13
14/03/1994 MIAMI R128 8
21/02/1994 INDIAN WELLS R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
07/02/1994 CHICAGO R16 35
08/11/1993 PHILADELPHIA R32 28
01/11/1993 QUEBEC CITY R32 10
11/10/1993 FILDERSTADT R16 35
04/10/1993 ZURICH R16 55
27/09/1993 LEIPZIG R32 18
09/08/1993 LOS ANGELES R64 9
02/08/1993 SAN DIEGO R32 18
14/06/1993 EASTBOURNE Q 70
03/05/1993 ROME R32 28
Date Tournament Round Points
29/03/1993 HILTON HEAD R16 55
15/03/1993 MIAMI R32 30
01/03/1993 DELRAY BEACH R64 9
01/02/1993 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 55
09/11/1992 PHILADELPHIA R16 35
02/11/1992 OAKLAND R32 18
26/10/1992 SAN JUAN F 135
17/08/1992 MONTREAL R64 12
15/06/1992 EASTBOURNE R64 9
08/06/1992 BIRMINGHAM R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
13/04/1992 HOUSTON Q 70
30/03/1992 HILTON HEAD R64 12
16/03/1992 MIAMI R16 55
24/02/1992 INDIAN WELLS Q 70
17/02/1992 OKLAHOMA CITY Q 45
10/02/1992 CHICAGO R32 18
06/01/1992 SYDNEY Q 55
11/11/1991 INDIANAPOLIS R32 10
04/11/1991 OAKLAND R16 35
28/10/1991 PHOENIX R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
21/10/1991 DORADO Q 45
07/10/1991 ZURICH R16 35
30/09/1991 MILAN Q 55
19/08/1991 WASHINGTON DC Q 70
05/08/1991 ALBUQUERQUE W 190
17/06/1991 EASTBOURNE S 135
15/04/1991 HOUSTON Q 70
18/03/1991 MIAMI R64 13
04/03/1991 BOCA RATON R16 45
18/02/1991 OKLAHOMA CITY R32 10
Date Tournament Round Points
11/02/1991 CHICAGO R32 18
07/01/1991 SYDNEY R64 7
05/11/1990 WORCESTER R32 18
22/10/1990 DORADO S 85
24/09/1990 TOKYO (DENTSU) R16 35
13/08/1990 LOS ANGELES R32 18
06/08/1990 SAN DIEGO R32 14
18/06/1990 EASTBOURNE R64 9
11/06/1990 BIRMINGHAM Q 45
26/03/1990 SAN ANTONIO Q 55
Date Tournament Round Points
26/02/1990 INDIAN WELLS R16 35
29/01/1990 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q 70
08/01/1990 SYDNEY R16 30
23/10/1989 SAN JUAN F 75
09/10/1989 FILDERSTADT Q 70
21/08/1989 TORONTO R32 23
07/08/1989 LOS ANGELES R32 23
31/07/1989 SAN DIEGO R16 30
17/07/1989 NEWPORT S 110
19/06/1989 EASTBOURNE S 135
Date Tournament Round Points
27/03/1989 MIAMI R64 13
13/03/1989 BOCA RATON R64 11
27/02/1989 SAN ANTONIO R16 30
20/02/1989 OAKLAND Q 70
13/02/1989 WASHINGTON DC Q 85
07/11/1988 CHICAGO R32 18
10/10/1988 SAN JUAN S 50
03/10/1988 NEW ORLEANS R16 35
22/08/1988 MAHWAH R32 14
08/08/1988 LOS ANGELES R64 11
Date Tournament Round Points
11/07/1988 NEWPORT R16 30
13/06/1988 EASTBOURNE R64 9
06/06/1988 BIRMINGHAM R64 5
25/04/1988 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 35
18/04/1988 SINGAPORE R16 10
11/04/1988 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN R16 10
21/03/1988 MIAMI R64 13
07/03/1988 BOCA RATON Q 85
22/02/1988 WASHINGTON DC R16 45
15/02/1988 OAKLAND R32 18
Date Tournament Round Points
08/02/1988 DALLAS R16 35
10/03/1986 DALLAS R32 0

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