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Mary Joe Fernandez

Full name: Maria Jose "Mary Joe" Fernandez (-Godsick)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: September 19, 1971 in Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Country: USA United States
Sport: Tennis

Related Olympians: Cousin of Gigi Fernandez.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Mary Joe Fernandez was a professional tennis player who competed in both singles and doubles at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. She won gold in the doubles both years, partnered by [Gigi Fernandez], although they are not related. Mary Joe was born in the Dominican Republic to a Spanish father and a Cuban mother, but the family moved to Miami, Florida when she was a young girl.

Fernandez played professionally from 1986-2000, winning seven tournaments on the WTA Tour. She made the final at the 1993 French Open, and the 1990 and 1992 Australian Open but never won a Grand Slam singles event. She did win Olympic bronze in singles at Barcelona in 1992. Her highest singles ranking was #4, which she reached in October 1990. Fernandez won 19 WTA doubles titles, with three Grand Slams, winning at the 1989 US Open, the 1991 Australian Open, and the 1996 French Open.

Fernandez later became known in the US as a color commentator on televised tennis matches, both for ESPN and the Tennis Channel. She married Tony Godsick, a sports agent with International Management Group (IMG).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 3T Bronze
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis Women's Doubles United States USA 1 Gold
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis Women's Singles United States USA 4
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis Women's Doubles United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Singles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Semi-Finals Match #1 2 1992-08-05 Graf (GER) 2, Fernandez (USA) 0 0
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-03 Fernandez (USA) 2, Maleeva-Fragnière (SUI) 1 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #3 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Zvereva (EUN) 0 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #5 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Hy-Boulais (CAN) 1 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Round One Match #9 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Chen (CHN) 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Final Round Match 3/4 2 1996-08-02 Novotná (CZE) 2, Fernandez (USA) 0 0
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Semi-Finals Match #2 2 1996-07-31 Davenport (USA) 2, Fernandez (USA) 0 0
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 1996-07-29 Fernandez (USA) 2, Martínez (ESP) 1 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Round Three Match #7 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Gorrochategui (ARG) 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Round Two Match #13 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Wang (TPE) 1 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Round One Match #25 1 Fernandez (USA) 2, Likhovtseva (RUS) 0 2

Women's Doubles

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Final Round Match 1/2 1 1992-08-08 USA 2, ESP 1 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1992-08-06 USA 2, EUN 0 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Quarter-Finals Match #4 1 USA 2, RSA 0 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Round Two Match #8 1 USA 2, GER 0 2
1992 Summer 20 Barcelona Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Round One Match #16 1 USA 2, NED 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-08-03 USA 2, CZE 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Semi-Finals Match #1 1 1996-07-31 USA 2, NED 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 1996-07-30 USA 2, GBR 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Round Two Match #1 1 USA 2, FRA 0 2
1996 Summer 24 Atlanta Tennis United States USA Gigi Fernandez Round One Match #1 AC USA bye
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