- February 22, 1964
- Place of Birth:
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- United States
- Induction Category:
- Recent Player
- Year of Induction:
- Highest Ranking
Doubles - 1
Inducted alongside doubles partner Natasha Zvereva, Gigi Fernandez was considerd to be one of the greatest doubles players of all time. With Zvereva, Gigi amassed an impressive 14 Grand Slam titles. Their passion and skill on the court was remarkable, and it is hard to find a pair who showed as much enthusiasm and love for the game as these two outstanding players. They hold the second-longest Grand Slam doubles title streak in Open Era history, winning six in a row from the French Open in 1992 through Wimbledon in 1993 (second to Martina Navratilova / Pam Shriver's record of eight). The pair also completed a non-calendar year Grand Slam that ran from the 1992 French Open to the 1993 Australian Open. Fernandez and Zvereva were named the WTA Doubles Team of the Year on four occasions: 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997.
Gigi captured 68 career titles in women's doubles and attained the No. 1 ranking several times in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1995. She earned Olympic gold medals at both the 1992 and 1996 games. She won at least one Grand Slam title every year from 1988 - 1997, except 1989, and for three straight years won three of the four Grand Slam doubles titles in the same year (1992 - 1994). Over the course of her career, Fernandez won 17 major doubles titles, including five consecutive French Open titles (1991 - 1995, 1997), five US Open titles (1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996), four Wimbledon titles (1992 - 1994, 1997) and two at the Australian Open (1993, 1994). A member of the U.S. Fed Cup Team, she helped lead her team to victory twice (1990, 1996).
Grand Slam Record
- Doubles Champion - 1994, 1995
- Doubles Champion - 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
- Doubles Champion - 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
- Doubles Champion - 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1996