Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández is a Puerto Rican professional tennis player. She turned professional in 1983 and is the first Puerto-Rican to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
|Born:||Feb 22, 1964, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Turned pro:||Nov. 1983|
|Plays:||Right-handed (one handed-backhand)|
|Int. Tennis HoF:||2010 (member page)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 17 (October 6, 1991)|
|Australian Open:||4R (1990, 1993)|
|French Open:||2R (1986, 1987, 1991)|
|US Open:||QF (1991, 1994)|
|Highest ranking:||No. 1 (March 4, 1991)|
|Australian Open:||W (1993, 1994)|
|French Open:||W (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997)|
|Wimbledon:||W (1992, 1993, 1994, 1997)|
|US Open:||W (1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996)|
|Tour Finals:||W (1993, 1994)|
|Olympic Games:||Gold Medal (1992, 1996)|
|Australian Open:||F (1995)|
|US Open:||F (1995)|
About Gigi Fernandez
First Puerto Rican tennis player to play in the major tournaments and also the first to win an Olympic gold medal.
She turned professional at age 19, after making the All-American team in her freshman year at Clemson.
After retiring from tennis, she made a DVD series called 'Baby Goes Pro,' helping young children to learn the basics of sports.
Her cousin also achieved great success as the well-known Puerto Rican actor/director Jose Ferrer.
Like Patrick Rafter, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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