Fernandez, Mary Joe (1971–)

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Fernandez, Mary Joe (1971–)

American tennis player. Name variations: Mary-Joe Fernandez. Born Aug 19, 1971, in Dominican Republic; raised in Miami, Florida, where family settled when she was 6 months old.

At 13, won 1st professional tournament; during 1st full-time year on the women's pro circuit, won 40 out of 50 singles matches and 2 tournaments, including 1st professional tournament championship in the Tokyo Indoors; won a bronze medal for singles and a gold medal, with doubles partner Gigi Fernandez (no relation), at Barcelona Olympics (1992).

See also Women in World History.

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