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Tennis at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Date Started: July 28, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
Events: 4

Participants: 177 (90 men and 87 women) from 48 countries
Youngest Participant: MAD Natacha Randriantefy (14 years, 137 days)
Oldest Participant: AUS John Fitzgerald (31 years, 215 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 3 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): ESP Spain and USA United States (3 medals)


Tennis was again on the 1992 Olympic Program, after it was returned to the Program in 1988 after an absence of 64 years. Once again there were four events, with men’s and women’s singles and doubles. The events were held on clay courts at the [Centro Municipal de Tenis Vall d'Hebron] in Barcelona, a private tennis club in the Catalan capital.

Nine nations won tennis medals in 1992, with the United States and Spain both winning three medals, but the US won two gold medals, in both women’s events. In the women’s singles, [Jennifer Capriati] upset two-time defending champion [Steffi Graf] of Germany, who had also won the 1984 demonstration event. Their women’s doubles champion team of [Mary Joe Fernandez] and [Gigi Fernández], had been born, respectively, in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.