Fernandez, Gigi (1964–)

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Fernandez, Gigi (1964–)

Puerto Rican tennis player. Born Beatriz Fernandez in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Feb 24, 1964; attended Clemson University.

At 12, won Puerto Rico Open doubles; won 3 doubles titles with Martina Navratilova (1985), 3 titles with Lori McNeil (1987), and her 1st major title, the US Open doubles, with Robin White (1988); won US Open doubles title with Navratilova (1990) and French Open with Jana Novotna (1991); joined forces with Natasha Zvereva (1992) to dominate women's doubles (1993–97), winning 20 grand slams and ranking as Doubles Team of the Year (1993–95, 1997); won a gold medal at Barcelona Olympics (1992), competing for US and partnered with Mary Joe Fernandez (no relation); won a gold medal at Atlanta Olympics (1996), paired again with Mary Joe Fernandez; retired (1997); came out of retirement, competing for semifinals for doubles at Roland Garros (2004) and making it to 2nd round for singles at Wimbledon (2004).

See also Women in World History.

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