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CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:47 PM
Birthdate: Sept. 19, 1972
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Residence: Rochester Hills, Mich.
Height: 5’ 8”
Weight: 139 lbs.
Plays: Right-handed; two-handed backhand
Turned pro: January 1990
Veteran pro Amy Frazier has had a remarkable 18-year career on the WTA Tour, and now the 33-year-old veteran has taken her talents back to the USTA Pro Circuit. Last week, Frazier captured the singles title at the $50,000 River Oaks Country Club Women's Challenger in Houston. She cruised through her first four matches without dropping a set and then went on to defeat Anda Perianu of Romania, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, in the final.

Frazier also performed well the week prior to Houston at the $50,000 event in Ashland, Ky. – her first appearance on the USTA Pro Circuit since November 2003. The 5’ 8” right-hander teamed with Teryn Ashley to win the doubles championship at the tournament, where she also advanced to the semifinals in the singles draw. With her results the last two weeks, Frazier has now won a total of nine USTA Circuit titles during her career – four in singles and five in doubles.

Born in St. Louis and a current resident of Rochester Hills, Mich., Frazier has had a sensational run since turning pro in January 1990, winning seven singles and four doubles championships on the WTA Tour. She has notched impressive results in Grand Slam play, reaching quarterfinals at the 1992 Australian Open and the 1995 US Open and advancing to the round of 16 at three of the four Grand Slams – the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open – a total of six times.

A former member of the U.S. Fed Cup team, Frazier has finished in the top 20 of the WTA's year-end rankings six times. She reached a career-high singles rank of No. 13 in February 1995 and is currently listed at No. 71.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:50 PM
YEAR-END RANKING HISTORY
2004 – 26 (WTA)
2003 – 61 (WTA)
2002 – 39 (WTA)
2001 – 48 (WTA)
2000 – 20 (WTA)
1999 – 19 (WTA)
1998 – 42 (WTA)
1997 – 37 (WTA)
1996 – 29 (WTA)
1995 – 18 (WTA)
1994 – 16 (WTA)
1993 – 39 (WTA)
1992 – 19 (WTA)
1991 – 28 (WTA)
1990 – 16 (WTA)
1989 – 33 (WTA)
1988 – 55 (WTA)

2005 will be the 18th Year Amy Frazier will have had a ranking in the TOP 100 :eek:

azza
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:51 PM
to bad shes only that in America.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:52 PM
2005 HIGHLIGHTS

Won the singles title at the $50,000 USTA event in Houston, defeating Anda Perianu, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, in the final.
Won the doubles title (with Teryn Ashley) and reached the singles semifinals at the $50,000 event in Ashland, Ky.
Playing in her 19th consecutive US Open, advanced to the second round, before falling to No. 13 seed Anastasia Myskina, 6-3, 6-2.
Reached the mixed doubles round of 16 (with Travis Parrott) at Wimbledon.
Advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, where she lost to Eugenia Linetskaya, 6-3, 6-4.
Was a semifinalist at Auckland, falling to Shinobu Asagoe, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
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2004

Earned her ninth top-30 finish and her 17th top-100 finish... Won one WTA singles title and reached three other singles semifinals.
Reached the third round of the US Open, where she lost to eventual champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, 7-6 (3), 7-5.
Was a semifinalist at Cincinnati, falling to Vera Zvonareva, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.
Advanced to the quarterfinals at San Diego, losing to Elena Dementieva, 6-2, 6-1.
Reached the round of 16 at Los Angeles... Lost to eventual champion Lindsay Davenport, 6-2, 6-4.
Advanced to the semifinals at Stanford, where she lost to Venus Williams, 6-3, 6-1.
Equaled her best performance at Wimbledon by reaching the fourth round... Upset Anastasia Myskina, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4, in the third round before falling to eventual champion Maria Sharapova, 6-4, 7-5.
Was a semifinalist at Vienna, losing to Anna Smashnova, 7-5, 6-2.
Reached the round of 16 at Indian Wells, where she lost to Svetlana Kuznetsova, 6-0, 6-3.
Advanced to the quarterfinals at Memphis... Lost to Maria Sharapova, 6-2, 6-4.
Reached the third round of the Australian Open, where she lost to Silvia Farina Elia, 4-6, 6-1, 7-5.
Won the singles title at Hobart, defeating Shinobu Asagoe, 6-3, 6-3, in the final... It was her seventh career WTA title and the first she had won in five years.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:53 PM
PERSONAL

Began playing tennis at age 3.
Was coached by John Trump from age five until 1990… Now works with Wayne Jackson and Steve Herdoiza.
Skipped playing on tour in spring 1990 to graduate magna cum laude from high school.
In 1995, was named World TeamTennis’ Most Valuable Player, finishing the season ranked No. 1 in women’s singles, No. 2 in women’s doubles and No. 3 in mixed doubles… Playing for the Idaho Sneakers, was the top money earner at $41,000.
Was nominated for the 1994 WTA Tour Comeback Player Award, the 1990, 1991, 1992 and 1995 WTA Tour Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award, and the 1989 WTA Tour Most Improved Player Award.
In juniors, won the girls’ 18 U.S. Clay Court Championships in 1986 and the girls’ 18 U.S. Hard Courts in 1987… Won doubles titles at the 1986 U.S. National Indoors and the 1987 U.S. Nationals 18s… Reached the semifinals in both singles and doubles at Wimbledon in 1988.
Favorite movie is “The Cutting Edge.”
Favorite musicians are The Dave Mathews Band and David Gray.
Hobbies include ceramic painting and biking.
Plans to become a math teacher after tennis.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 25th, 2005, 11:58 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

faboozadoo15
Oct 26th, 2005, 12:10 AM
hopefully next year is more like 2004 than 2005. go amy!

Munchen
Oct 26th, 2005, 12:13 AM
Go Amy :kiss:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2005, 02:00 AM
hopefully next year is more like 2004 than 2005. go amy!


:yeah:

clonesheep
Oct 26th, 2005, 03:10 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship:
She looks pretty tanned in that picture, kind of unusual. Looks good though.

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2005, 01:31 PM
She looks pretty tanned in that picture, kind of unusual. Looks good though.

Yeah..she was baking in the California sun this past July :lol: :p

Rising Sun
Oct 26th, 2005, 01:43 PM
The reason why Amy looks pale on court is because she puts a lot of sunscreen. She'd definitely look more tanned off the court, since she won't have sunscreen on. :)

Amy :yeah:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2005, 01:48 PM
The reason why Amy looks pale on court is because she puts a lot of sunscreen. She'd definitely look more tanned off the court, since she won't have sunscreen on. :)

Amy :yeah:

EXACTLY! She is quite an attractive lady without all that pink sunscreen on :p

kabuki
Oct 26th, 2005, 02:13 PM
:hearts: Amy :hearts:

FrazierFan
Oct 26th, 2005, 02:20 PM
Nice Article!

Congrats Amy, now win in Quebec! ;)

Farina Elia Fan
Oct 26th, 2005, 03:14 PM
Amy!! :) :) :)

rightous
Oct 26th, 2005, 03:21 PM
Another of my fave veterans, hopefully unlike Silvia she was stay around for another year. 2006=Top 30 again:)

Irish
Oct 26th, 2005, 04:10 PM
Go Amy! :D :D

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Yeah...she has very little points to defend after the Ausie Open. Look for her to be atleast TOP 50 by Wimdledon( where again she has no points to defend ) ;) :bounce:

FrazierFan
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:09 PM
Lets hope she can have a good start to 2006! She has done well in the Aussie tourney's the past two years!

charmedRic
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:45 PM
Best of Luck to Miss Frazier!

Dexter
Oct 26th, 2005, 06:51 PM
Good luck Amy :)

LeRoy.
Oct 26th, 2005, 07:26 PM
wow she was ranked 16th in 1990 and then a decade later 20th :eek: :worship:

CrossCourt~Rally
Oct 26th, 2005, 10:29 PM
wow she was ranked 16th in 1990 and then a decade later 20th :eek: :worship:

;)