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danra
Mar 27th, 2002, 01:33 PM
C'mon people, am I the only person here who totally loved Patty Fendick?

babsi
Mar 27th, 2002, 02:15 PM
And she is most famous for one thing:

Being Martina Hingis' debut opponent in Zurich in 1994.

danra
Mar 27th, 2002, 02:46 PM
yep, remember that too well.:mad:

made up for it a couple of weeks later in Brighton, when she whipped Mary Joe though...

Brian Stewart
Mar 28th, 2002, 04:57 PM
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?"

irma
Mar 28th, 2002, 10:31 PM
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:D

louloubelle
Apr 2nd, 2002, 11:14 PM
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.

Rollo
Jul 10th, 2006, 09:57 PM
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?

spiceboy
Jul 10th, 2006, 10:06 PM
Anyone know what she's up to now?

Patty works now as women's tennis head coach at The University of Texas.

http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/wash/sports/w-tennis/auto_headshot/p-McCain2.jpg

http://www.big12sports.com/sports/c-tennis/spec-rel/071205aaa.html