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Mary Joe Fernandez

Mary Joe Fernandez
  • Residence: Miami, Florida, USA
  • Date of Birth: 19 Aug 1971
  • Birthplace: Dominican Republic
  • Height: 5'9 1/2" (1.76 m)
  • Weight: 140 lbs. (63 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro 1986/Retired 2000

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Mary Joe Fernandez Biography

Coached by Bobby Banck since August 1997...Married Tony Godsick on April 8, 2000...Father, Jose, is a retired attorney and owns a real estate firm in South America; mother, Sylvia, is a real estate broker; has an older sister, Sylvia, brother-in-law, Chris, and nieces, Megan and Carolina...Father was born in Spain and mother is from Cuba; they met when Jose was in Cuba for business...Mary Joe's name is a translation from her Latin Christian name of Maria-Jose...Graduated from high school in 1989; maintained an "A" average...Hobbies include golf, wave running and water skiing...Enjoys being outdoors...Her superstition is to not step on the lines on the court...In 1993, contributed a women's tennis scholarship to Florida International University in Miami; in 1994, became national spokesperson for Cities In School/Burger King Academy program aimed at school drop-out prevention...Was the 1998 spokesperson for Will to Win, a scholarship program for senior high school athletes with asthma...Appeared in 2003 American Heart Association got milk? print advertisement with former world No. 1 Chris Evert and former world No. 1 Monica Seles.
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Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 7
WTA Doubles Titles - 17
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 2
Prize Money $0 $5,256,304
W/L - Singles - - - 437 - 203
W/L - Doubles - - - 344 - 141
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Results

SHANGHAI

WTA // CHINA P.R. // 16-Oct-2000 // $140,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 34 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,100
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
22-Oct-1990 (4) 18-Feb-1991 (4)
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ò Strong 1999 clay court season: saved a match point to defeat No. 15-ranked Kournikova 67, 64, 76 in the first round of the German Open; reached her first SF in nearly two years at Strasbourg with wins over No. 4 seed Dechy and No. 8-seed Sidot
ò Culminated 1999 clay court season by upsetting No. 10 seed S. Williams to reach the 4r at Roland Garros, but then was forced to withdraw from her next match due to a strained right abductor
ò At the 1999 US Open, upset No. 13 seed Van Roost to reach the 4r, where she won the first set from No. 3 seed V. Williams before slipping and suffering a minor leg injury; the fall came the same time as a rain delay, and she won just one more game when play resumed
ò Had a solid 1999 season in doubles, reaching finals in Sydney, Indian Wells and Miami with three different partners; with partner Seles at Miami, reached the final with wins over the No. 2-, No. 4- and No. 8-seeded teams; in the final, held two championship points before falling to top seeds Hingis and Novotna
ò Underwent arthroscopic surgery on her right wrist in late 1997 and missed the first half of the 1998 season; wrist continued to bother her throughout the 1999 season
ò Won the seventh singles title of career (second on clay) at 1997 German Open, including wins over Novotna, Pierce and Kournikova
ò Seeded No. 14, reached SF at 1997 Australian Open, her best Grand Slam finish in nearly four years
ò In 1997, qualified for the season-ending Championships for the seventh time in nine years as one of the best 16 players of the year; at the 1997 Championships, saved three match points and defeated world No. 2 Davenport in the 1r; has also qualified three times in doubles, winning in 1996 with Davenport
ò Was a late addition to the 1996 United States Olympic tennis team as a doubles player, but entered the singles competition due to a withdrawal and reached the SF, defeating second seed Conchita Martinez en route; lost Bronze Medal playoff in singles but defended her 1992 Gold Medal in doubles with G. Fernandez; also won 1992 singles Bronze Medal
ò Member of winning USA Fed Cup team in 1996
ò Won second Grand Slam doubles title at 1996 Roland Garros, d. top two seeds with partner Davenport; first title came at 1991 Australian Open with Fendick
ò Became the 23rd woman in the Open Era to win 400 matches
ò Won 1993 and 1995 Indian Wells
ò As a WC, earned sixth career Tour title at 1995 Brighton; became first American to win the title since 1985 (Evert); d. Coetzer in final
ò In 1993 Roland Garros QF, had biggest comeback of career, after trailing 16, 1-5, to d. Sabatini 16, 76(4) 10-8 (down match point five times) in a three-hour, 36-minute match; went on to upset Sanchez Vicario in SF before falling to Graf in a three-set final
ò Briefly surpassed Navratilova in rankings (August 19-25, 1991) to No. 4, becoming first highest-ranked American other than Evert or Navratilova since 1980
ò Youngest player (14 years, 8 days) to win a US Open match when she defeated Gomer in 1985; Capriati is second-youngest at 14 years, five months in 1990
ò Won first major title at 1990 Tokyo Indoors; included wins over Sukova, Maleeva-Fragniere and Frazier; less than a month later, swept singles and doubles titles at Filderstadt
SINGLES
Winner (7): 1997 - Berlin; 1995 - Indian Wells, Brighton; 1994 - Strasbourg; 1993 - Indian Wells; 1990 - Tokyo [Dentsu], Filderstadt.
Finalist (9): 1996 - Eastbourne; 1994 - Sydney; 1993 - Roland Garros; 1992 - Australian Open, Essen; 1991 - Houston, Tokyo Nichirei; 1990 - Australian Open; 1989 - Filderstadt.

DOUBLES
Winner (19): 1997 - Hilton Head (w/Hingis), Madrid (w/Sanchez Vicario); 1996 - Roland Garros (w/Davenport), Tour Championships (w/Davenport), Olympics (w/G. Fernandez), Sydney (w/Davenport), Oakland (w/Davenport); 1995 - Delray Beach (w/Novotna), Strasbourg (w/Davenport), Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Davenport); 1993 - Lucerne (w/Sukova); 1992 - Tokyo Nichirei (w/R. White), Olympics (w/G. Fernandez); 1991 - Australian Open (w/Fendick), Miami (w/Garrison Jackson), Tokyo [Nichirei] (w/Shriver); 1990 - Tokyo [Dentsu] (w/R. White), Filderstadt (w/Garrison Jackson); 1989 - Dallas (w/Nagelsen).
Finalist (24): 1999 - Sydney (w/Huber), Indian Wells (w/Novotna), Miami (w/Seles); 1998 - Boston (w/de Swardt), Tokyo [Toyota] (w/Sanchez-Vicario); 1997 - Roland Garros (w/Raymond); 1996 - Australian Open (w/Davenport), Hilton Head (w/G. Fernandez), Montreal (w/Sukova); 1995 - Sydney (w/Fendick); 1994 - Brighton (w/Novotna); 1993 - Rome (w/Garrison Jackson); 1992 - Australian Open (w/Garrison Jackson), Sydney (w/Garrison Jackson), Eastbourne (w/Garrison Jackson); 1991 - Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/R. White), Houston (w/Fendick), Philadelphia (w/Garrison Jackson); 1990 - Australian Open (w/Fendick), Worcester (w/Novotna); 1989 - US Open (w/Shriver), Boca Raton (w/Durie), Los Angeles (w/Kohde-Kilsch), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/Kohde-Kilsch).

ADDITIONAL
United States Fed Cup Team 1991, 1994-98. United States Olympic Team 1992, 1996.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles - 7
WTA Doubles Titles - 17
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles - 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles - 2
Prize Money $0 $5,256,304
W/L - Singles - - - 437 - 203
W/L - Doubles - - - 344 - 141

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
39 / 10 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r - SF 4r 4r 4r QF F
38 / 13 FRENCH OPEN 4r - QF 4r 1r 3r F 3r
31 / 12 WIMBLEDON 1r - 4r QF QF 3r 3r 3r
33 / 13 US OPEN 4r 3r 4r - QF 3r - SF
W/L   1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
39 / 10 AUSTRALIAN OPEN SF F 3r - - - -
38 / 13 FRENCH OPEN QF QF SF - 2r QF 1r
31 / 12 WIMBLEDON SF - 4r 4r 4r 1r -
33 / 13 US OPEN 3r SF 1r 3r 3r 3r 2r

Doubles

W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992
35 / 9 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2r - 2r F QF QF QF F
24 / 9 FRENCH OPEN 2r - F W SF 3r 3r 1r
20 / 9 WIMBLEDON QF - QF QF 1r 1r SF QF
21 / 9 US OPEN QF 3r 3r - - - - QF
W/L   1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985
35 / 9 AUSTRALIAN OPEN W F QF - - - -
24 / 9 FRENCH OPEN QF - 2r - 1r - -
20 / 9 WIMBLEDON SF - - - 1r - -
21 / 9 US OPEN SF - F 2r 2r 1r -

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Mary Joe Fernandez Results

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    Doubles

SHANGHAI

WTA // CHINA P.R. // 16-Oct-2000 // $140,000 // Hard (Indoor) // Draw: 32M/32Q/16D // Rank: 0 // Seed/Entry: /W

Round Result Opponent Rank Score
R32 Loss [3] Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) 34 7-5 6-4

WTA Rankings PTS

+1

Prize Money

$1,100

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
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Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN R16 158
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 178
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 72
31/08/1998 US OPEN R32 68
25/08/1997 US OPEN R16 105
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R16 99
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q 189
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 302
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q 190
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 96
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 90
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q 200
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON Q 200
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN R32 55
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R32 55
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R32 55
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN F 630
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 200
31/08/1992 US OPEN S 370
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R32 50
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R32 50
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
26/08/1991 US OPEN R32 50
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON S 370
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 370
27/08/1990 US OPEN S 370
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
28/08/1989 US OPEN R128 13
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R16 100
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN S 370
16/01/1989 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
29/08/1988 US OPEN R32 50
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/1987 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R128 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R64 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R128 0
Complete Rankings Breakdown

Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
1999 38 27
1998 76 89
1997 10 16
1996 16 5
1995 8 10
1994 14 26
1993 7 15
1992 6 11
1991 8 5
1990 4 6
1989 12 7
1988 15 63
1987 20 85
1986 27 131
1985 99 0
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
22-Oct-1990 (4) 18-Feb-1991 (4)

Current WTA Rankings

Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

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    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
30/08/1999 US OPEN R16 158
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON R128 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN R16 178
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 72
31/08/1998 US OPEN R32 68
25/08/1997 US OPEN R16 105
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON R16 99
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q 189
13/01/1997 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 302
24/06/1996 WIMBLEDON Q 190
Date Tournament Round Points
27/05/1996 FRENCH OPEN R16 96
15/01/1996 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 90
28/08/1995 US OPEN Q 200
26/06/1995 WIMBLEDON Q 200
29/05/1995 FRENCH OPEN R128 14
16/01/1995 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
29/08/1994 US OPEN R32 55
20/06/1994 WIMBLEDON R32 55
23/05/1994 FRENCH OPEN R32 55
17/01/1994 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R16 110
Date Tournament Round Points
21/06/1993 WIMBLEDON R32 55
24/05/1993 FRENCH OPEN F 630
18/01/1993 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q 200
31/08/1992 US OPEN S 370
22/06/1992 WIMBLEDON R32 50
25/05/1992 FRENCH OPEN R32 50
13/01/1992 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
26/08/1991 US OPEN R32 50
24/06/1991 WIMBLEDON S 370
27/05/1991 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
Date Tournament Round Points
14/01/1991 AUSTRALIAN OPEN S 370
27/08/1990 US OPEN S 370
28/05/1990 FRENCH OPEN Q 190
15/01/1990 AUSTRALIAN OPEN F 575
28/08/1989 US OPEN R128 13
26/06/1989 WIMBLEDON R16 100
29/05/1989 FRENCH OPEN S 370
16/01/1989 AUSTRALIAN OPEN R32 50
29/08/1988 US OPEN R32 50
20/06/1988 WIMBLEDON R16 100
Date Tournament Round Points
31/08/1987 US OPEN R32 0
22/06/1987 WIMBLEDON R16 0
25/05/1987 FRENCH OPEN R64 0
25/08/1986 US OPEN R32 0
23/06/1986 WIMBLEDON R128 0
26/05/1986 FRENCH OPEN Q 0
26/08/1985 US OPEN R64 0
27/05/1985 FRENCH OPEN R128 0

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points
17/11/1997 CHASE CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 172
13/11/1995 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
15/11/1993 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
16/11/1992 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100
18/11/1991 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS Q 190
12/11/1990 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS S 370
13/11/1989 VS CHAMPIONSHIPS R16 100

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
04/10/1999 FILDERSTADT R32 1
26/07/1999 STANFORD R16 34
17/05/1999 STRASBOURG S 90
10/05/1999 BERLIN R32 57
15/03/1999 MIAMI R64 17
01/03/1999 INDIAN WELLS R32 32
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) R16 51
11/01/1999 SYDNEY R16 49
04/01/1999 AUCKLAND R32 1
09/11/1998 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
21/09/1998 TOKYO (TOYOTA) R16 61
24/08/1998 NEW HAVEN Q 108
17/08/1998 MONTREAL R32 57
10/08/1998 BOSTON R32 1
27/07/1998 STANFORD R16 36
27/04/1998 BOL R16 18
03/11/1997 CHICAGO R32 1
13/10/1997 ZURICH R32 1
06/10/1997 FILDERSTADT R16 69
11/08/1997 TORONTO S 180
Date Tournament Round Points
16/06/1997 EASTBOURNE R32 1
19/05/1997 MADRID R32 1
12/05/1997 BERLIN W 397
07/04/1997 AMELIA ISLAND Q 68
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD R64 1
17/03/1997 MIAMI Q 139
03/03/1997 INDIAN WELLS S 198
06/01/1997 SYDNEY S 191
11/11/1996 PHILADELPHIA R32 1
04/11/1996 OAKLAND R16 1
Date Tournament Round Points
28/10/1996 CHICAGO R16 28
07/10/1996 FILDERSTADT R32 1
05/08/1996 MONTREAL Q 91
17/06/1996 EASTBOURNE F 290
20/05/1996 STRASBOURG R16 107
08/04/1996 AMELIA ISLAND S 112
01/04/1996 HILTON HEAD R16 46
25/03/1996 MIAMI R16 56
11/03/1996 INDIAN WELLS R16 31
08/01/1996 SYDNEY Q 73
Date Tournament Round Points
30/10/1995 OAKLAND S 135
16/10/1995 BRIGHTON W 300
07/08/1995 LOS ANGELES R32 9
22/05/1995 STRASBOURG R16 20
15/05/1995 BERLIN R16 55
08/05/1995 ROME Q 105
27/02/1995 INDIAN WELLS W 300
09/01/1995 SYDNEY S 135
17/10/1994 BRIGHTON R32 18
25/07/1994 STRATTON MOUNTAIN Q 70
Date Tournament Round Points
16/05/1994 STRASBOURG W 190
04/04/1994 AMELIA ISLAND R32 9
21/02/1994 INDIAN WELLS Q 70
10/01/1994 SYDNEY F 210
08/11/1993 PHILADELPHIA R32 28
01/11/1993 OAKLAND Q 70
16/08/1993 TORONTO Q 105
14/06/1993 EASTBOURNE R32 18
10/05/1993 BERLIN S 210
03/05/1993 ROME S 210
Date Tournament Round Points
15/03/1993 MIAMI Q 110
01/03/1993 DELRAY BEACH Q 70
22/02/1993 INDIAN WELLS W 300
08/02/1993 CHICAGO S 135
19/10/1992 BRIGHTON S 135
12/10/1992 FILDERSTADT S 135
21/09/1992 TOKYO (NICHIREI) S 135
17/08/1992 MONTREAL Q 90
15/06/1992 EASTBOURNE S 135
11/05/1992 BERLIN S 180
Date Tournament Round Points
04/05/1992 ROME S 180
16/03/1992 MIAMI Q 110
02/03/1992 BOCA RATON S 180
03/02/1992 ESSEN F 210
06/01/1992 SYDNEY S 110
11/11/1991 PHILADELPHIA R32 18
14/10/1991 FILDERSTADT Q 70
30/09/1991 MILAN S 110
16/09/1991 TOKYO (NICHIREI) F 210
19/08/1991 WASHINGTON DC S 135
Date Tournament Round Points
17/06/1991 EASTBOURNE S 135
13/05/1991 BERLIN R16 45
06/05/1991 ROME S 170
15/04/1991 HOUSTON F 210
18/03/1991 MIAMI S 210
04/03/1991 BOCA RATON Q 85
28/01/1991 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) S 135
07/01/1991 SYDNEY Q 55
05/11/1990 WORCESTER S 135
15/10/1990 FILDERSTADT W 300
Date Tournament Round Points
24/09/1990 TOKYO (DENTSU) W 300
13/08/1990 LOS ANGELES S 135
18/06/1990 EASTBOURNE Q 70
14/05/1990 BERLIN R16 45
23/04/1990 BARCELONA S 85
05/03/1990 BOCA RATON S 135
06/11/1989 CHICAGO R32 18
09/10/1989 FILDERSTADT F 210
18/09/1989 DALLAS Q 70
07/08/1989 LOS ANGELES Q 85
Date Tournament Round Points
19/06/1989 EASTBOURNE Q 70
15/05/1989 BERLIN R16 45
27/03/1989 MIAMI R16 55
13/03/1989 BOCA RATON Q 85
30/01/1989 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) S 135
09/01/1989 SYDNEY Q 55
10/10/1988 FILDERSTADT R16 35
01/08/1988 CINCINNATI R32 18
13/06/1988 EASTBOURNE S 135
16/05/1988 GENEVA R16 20
Date Tournament Round Points
09/05/1988 BERLIN Q 85
11/04/1988 AMELIA ISLAND R32 11
21/03/1988 MIAMI S 210
07/03/1988 BOCA RATON Q 85
15/02/1988 OAKLAND R16 35

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