Gigi Fernandez

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Date of Birth February 22, 1964
Place of Birth San Juan, PR
Age 56 years old
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Gigi Fernández

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.

Residence: Connecticut
Born: Feb 22, 1964, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Turned pro: Nov. 1983
Retired: Nov. 1997
Plays: Right-handed (one handed-backhand)
Prize money: $4,646,829
Int. Tennis HoF: 2010 (member page)
Career record: 270–232
Career titles: 2
Highest ranking: No. 17 (October 6, 1991)
Australian Open: 4R (1990, 1993)
French Open: 2R (1986, 1987, 1991)
Wimbledon: SF (1994)
US Open: QF (1991, 1994)
Career record: 664–184
Career titles: 69
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)
Wimbledon: 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.

Before Fame

She turned professional at age 19, after making the All-American team in her freshman year at Clemson.

Achievement

After retiring from tennis, she made a DVD series called 'Baby Goes Pro,' helping young children to learn the basics of sports.

Family Life

Her cousin also achieved great success as the well-known Puerto Rican actor/director Jose Ferrer.

Associations

Like Patrick Rafter, she was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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Latest information about Gigi Fernandez updated on January 23, 2021.