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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 27th, 2002, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Patty Fendick

C'mon people, am I the only person here who totally loved Patty Fendick?
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And she is most famous for one thing:

Being Martina Hingis' debut opponent in Zurich in 1994.
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yep, remember that too well.

made up for it a couple of weeks later in Brighton, when she whipped Mary Joe though...
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I loved Patty's all-out attacking style. She gave Graf fits.

I remember reading about one time that Patty came into her press conference and asked "Why do kamikazes wear helmets?"
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I remember when she played Steffi once in Amelia Island and I never saw two players so much fooling around as that day! She seems to be a funny person

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Patty said the 'Why do kamikazes wear helmets?" quote after beating Jana Novotna at the Aus Opne in the early 90's. She was down 61 40 and decided to full-on attack and charge the net etc.... and somehow won the match.

She apparently wore a cap all the time because she had an eye condition that couldn't handle too much sunlight.

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The cap is the one thing I recall most about Patty. She managed to give top players a lot of trouble without actually beating them.

Anyone know what she's up to now?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rollo
Anyone know what she's up to now?
Patty works now as women's tennis head coach at The University of Texas.



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