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Amy Frazier (born September 19, 1972) is a former professional tennis player from the United States.

Amy Frazier
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceDetroit, Michigan
Born (1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 47)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,460,799
Singles
Career record497–335
Career titles8 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 13 (February 27, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1992)
French Open3R (1995, 2001)
Wimbledon4R (1991, 1992, 1996, 2004)
US OpenQF (1995)
Doubles
Career record200–225
Career titles4 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (March 29, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989–90, 1993, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2006)
French Open3R (1995)
WimbledonQF (1995)
US OpenQF (1998)

She debuted in 1987 and was active player until the 2006 US Open in which she made her 20th consecutive appearance (a record among active players). She has also appeared in 18 Australian Open, 18 Wimbledon, and 15 French Open tournaments for an all-time record of 71 Grand Slam appearances, until compatriot Venus Williams surpassed this record at the 2016 US Open.

Her best showing is a pair of quarterfinal appearances at the 1992 Australian Open and 1995 US Open. She has lost 30 times in the first round of her Grand Slam matches, 18 times in the second round, 15 times in the third round, six times in the fourth round, and both of her quarterfinal matches. Her all-time Grand Slam record is 73–71. Frazier has over 30 wins against top-10 players and has spent 18 consecutive years in the top 100, the longest ever continuous span by any female tennis player who hasn't reached top 10.

Frazier has the distinction of being the last woman to play against Steffi Graf in a WTA Tour match at the 1999 TIG Tennis Classic, played at the La Costa Resort and Spa outside San Diego. During the third set, Graf retired and never played again.

Frazier won eight career titles and was a finalist seven times. Being a flat-hitter, she excelled on hard courts and was the most successful on the summer hard-court events in California and appeared in eight finals in two different events in Japan.

She was also a member of United States Fed Cup team.

Frazier played her last professional tour match at the 2006 US Open. She never officially announced her retirement. After leaving the WTA Tour, she continued to be actively involved in tennis taking up a coaching role at the Franklin Athletic Club, Michigan (her local tennis club where she was first introduced to the sport at three years of age).

In December 2015, Frazier won the USTA National W40 Hardcourt Championships at La Jolia, California. At 43, it was her first USTA National Senior tournament since leaving the pro tour.

Frazier is married and has a daughter.

WTA career finalsEdit

Singles: 15 (8–7)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (1/2)
Tier III (4/4)
Tier IV & V (2/1)
Virginia Slims (1/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 1989 Wichita Hard (i)   Barbara Potter 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Win 2. Feb 1990 National Indoor Championships, Oklahoma City Hard (i)   Manon Bollegraf 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1. Sep 1990 Tokyo International Carpet (i)   Mary Joe Fernández 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 3. May 1992 WTA Swiss Open, Lucerne Clay   Radka Zrubáková 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 2. Apr 1994 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Kimiko Date 7–5, 6–0
Win 4. Aug 1994 East West Bank Classic, Los Angeles Hard   Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3
Loss 3. Sep 1994 Nichirei International Championships, Tokyo Hard (i)   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–2
Win 5. Apr 1995 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Kimiko Date 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Loss 4. Apr 1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Kimiko Date 6–4, 7–5
Loss 5. Apr 1997 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 6. Apr 1999 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Ai Sugiyama 6–2, 6–2
Loss 6. Oct 2000 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Julie Halard-Decugis 6–4, 7–5
Loss 7. Jan 2003 Moorilla Hobart International Hard   Alicia Molik 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Win 7. Jan 2004 Moorilla Hobart International Hard   Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Win 8. Nov 2005 Bell Challenge, Québec City Hard (i)   Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (4–9)Edit

Legend
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/5)
Tier III (1/3)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. October 28, 1990 Puerto Rico Open, Dorado Hard   Julie Richardson   Elena Brioukhovets
  Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 6–2
Win 1. April 8, 1991 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Maya Kidowaki   Yone Kamio
  Akiko Kijimuta
6–2, 6–4
Win 2. April 6, 1992 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Rika Hiraki   Kimiko Date
  Stephanie Rehe
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Win 3. May 24, 1992 WTA Swiss Open, Lucerne Clay   Elna Reinach   Karina Habšudová
  Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Loss 2. February 14, 1993 Ameritech Cup, Chicago Carpet (i)   Kimberly Po   Katrina Adams
  Zina Garrison-Jackson
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Loss 3. September 19, 1994 Nichirei International Championships, Tokyo Hard (i)   Rika Hiraki   Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Loss 4. April 21, 1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Kimberly Po   Kimiko Date
  Ai Sugiyama
7–6(8–6), 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Loss 5. August 18, 1996 East West Bank Classic, Los Angeles Hard   Kimberly Po   Lindsay Davenport
  Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
Loss 6. October 27, 1996 Bell Challenge, Québec City Carpet (i)   Kimberly Po   Debbie Graham
  Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
Loss 7. August 3, 1997 Southern California Open, San Diego Hard   Kimberly Po   Martina Hingis
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8. April 19, 1998 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard   Kimberly Po   Nana Miyagi
  Naoko Kijimuta
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 4. November 1, 1999 Bell Challenge, Québec City Carpet (i)   Katie Schlukebir   Debbie Graham
  Cara Black
6–2, 6–3
Loss 9. July 30, 2000 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford Hard   Cara Black   Chanda Rubin
  Sandrine Testud
6–4, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timelineEdit

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 4R QF 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 19–16
French Open A A 2R A 1R 3R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 9–13
Wimbledon 3R 4R 4R A 1R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R 3R 23–16
US Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 2R 1R 18–17
Win–Loss 2–3 7–3 8–4 1–2 3–4 9–4 4–4 2–4 0–2 4–4 2–4 5–4 5–4 4–4 7–4 4–4 2–4 69–62

Records against top ranked playersEdit

Frazier has had some success against top-ranked opponents. Her records against some of the top rated women are as follows:

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