Gigi Fernández has been a dominant fixture in the tennis world since turning pro in 1983. During her 14-year WTA Tour career Fernández won seventeen Grand Slam doubles crowns, as well as two Olympic Gold Medals. Fernández was Puerto Rico’s first professional female athlete and coach of the year in Puerto Rico in 2003. In 2000 Fernández was named Puerto Rican Athlete of the Century.
Fernández was ranked first or second in the world from April 1991, up to the time of her retirement in 1997. She is also a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Since retirement, Fernández has coached the Puerto Rican National Team, along with serving as head coach at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She also coached tour pros Sam Stosur and Lisa Raymond to their first Grand Slam win in 2005.
She currently works at Chelsea Piers where she runs the adult curriculum and also conducts “Master Doubles with Gigi” clinics throughout the country.
She is the proud mom of 6 year old twins Karson and Madison.
- Wimbledon doubles titles: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
- French Open doubles titles: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
- U.S. Open doubles titles: 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996
- Australian Open doubles titles: 1993, 1994
- Olympic Gold Medalist: 1992, 1996