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Mary Joe Fernandez

Birthdate: Thursday, August 19, 1971
Birthplace: Dominican Republic
Career Singles Titles: 7
Career Win-Loss Record: 428-202


Singles Titles

1) 1990-09-24 Tokyo
2) 1990-10-15 Filderstadt
3) 1993-02-22 Indian Wells, California
4) 1994-05-16 Strasbourg
5) 1995-02-27 Indian Wells, California
6) 1995-10-16 Brighton
7) 1997-05-12 Berlin


She made the 1990 Australian Open final losing 6-3 6-4 to Graf, the 1992 Australian Open final losing 6-2 6-3 to Seles & the 1993 French final losing to Graf 4-6 6-2 6-4 when she was up a break 4-3 in the final set. She made loads of Slam semis and quarters.

She was a pretty good doubles player too actually. She won the Australian Open doubles in 1991 with Patty Fendick beating GiGi Fernandez & Jana Novotna 7-6 6-1 in the final. She also won the 1996 French open doubles with Lindsay Davenport beating GiGi Fernandez & Natasha Zvereva 6-2 6-1 in the final. She also has an Olympic bronze medal for singles and two gold medals for doubles ( both with GiGi Fernandez ).
 

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She was a very nice player in the classic Chris Evert mold. She was consistent and hit solidly off both sides (her forehand was more powerful). I think she did everything pretty well, but she didn't really do anything SUPER, which kept her from challenging the champions of her era, namely Graf and Seles. She did have several memorable battles with Sabatini, though.
 

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She was also very weak, and got injured very often. I think that she refused to lift weights because she wanted to look feminine (which she did), and I think that hurt her in her career.

She had good groundstrokes, but at times was way too passive.
 

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her biggest chance came at the 93 FO

she came from 2-6 2-5 down against brenda schultz in the 4R and 1-6 1-5 in that infamous match against sabatini saving numerous MPs and then creamed ASV in the semis 6-2 6-2!

she was up a break twice in the final set against graf but couldn't close it out.

she also had MP against monica at the 91 AO semifinal netting an easy FH on open court.
had she won that match i think she could have beaten jana novotna in the final....
 

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Didja see that she is on the back of the current sports illustrated? She and monica and Chris evert are doing one of those milk moustache ads... they all look great, especially monica.
 

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Mary Joe suffers from endometriosis. I'm not sure if she's still able to have kids, but it's one of the effects of the condition.
 

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Okay, then I guess she's better. I haven't heard much about her endometriosis since 1995.
 
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