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Grand Slam Record

Grand Slams

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Highest Finish

F x3
W/L
141/47
1993, 1992, 1990

Australian Open

F x2
1992, 1990

Roland Garros

F x1
1993

Wimbledon

SF x1
1991

US Open

SF x2
1992, 1990

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Personal

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.

Career Highlights

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.

Career in Review

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

Best Grand Slam Result

Highest Finish

F x3
W/L
141/47
1993, 1992, 1990

Australian Open

F x2
1992, 1990

Roland Garros

F x1
1993

Wimbledon

SF x1
1991

US Open

SF x2
1992, 1990
W/L 39/10 38/12 31/12 33/13
1999
R32
R16
R128
R16
1998
-
-
-
R32
1997
SF
QF
R16
R16
1996
R16
R16
QF
-
1995
R16
R128
QF
QF
1994
R16
R32
R32
R32
1993
QF
F
R32
-
1992
F
R32
R32
SF
1991
SF
QF
SF
R32
1990
F
QF
-
SF
1989
R32
SF
R16
R128
1988
-
-
R16
R32
1987
-
R64
R16
R32
1986
-
QF
R128
R32
1985
-
R128
-
R64
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Singles Career High Ranking
Highest Singles
4
Oct 22, 1990
Doubles Career High Ranking
Highest Doubles
4
Feb 18, 1991
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1989 10 12
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1986 23 27
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1989 7 7
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1987 55 85
1986 131
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Jan 10, 2000 37
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Nov 16, 1998 54
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Oct 5, 1998 46
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Aug 24, 1998 61
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Jun 22, 1998 43
Jun 15, 1998 41
Jun 8, 1998 43
May 25, 1998 32
May 18, 1998 30
May 11, 1998 21
May 4, 1998 23
Apr 27, 1998 24
Apr 20, 1998 24
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Apr 6, 1998 23
Mar 30, 1998 23
Mar 16, 1998 18
Mar 9, 1998 16
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Jan 26, 1998 14
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Mar 31, 1997 11
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Mar 3, 1997 14
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Dec 30, 1996 16
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Sep 30, 1996 9
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Aug 26, 1996 9
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