Anna-Maria Fernandez

Anna-Maria Fernandez (born October 22, 1960) is an American former professional tennis player active during the 1980s. She won five WTA titles during her career, all in doubles. Her career high ranking in singles was number 19, in approximately 1979–1980. She was a member of the University of Southern California's national championship team (1979 and 1980) and captured the AIAW singles national championship title in 1981. She was named the National Collegiate Player of the Year (1981) winning the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's best female collegiate tennis player.[1][2] She earned a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC (1983).

Anna-Maria Fernandez
Country (sports) United States
Born (1960-10-22) October 22, 1960 (age 60)
Torrance, California, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Turned pro1978
Retired1989
Singles
Career record50–71
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 19 (March 5, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1988)
French Open1R (1983, 1987)
Wimbledon2R (1986)
US Open3R (1978)
Doubles
Career record57–65
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 44 (August 3, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open2R (1983)
WimbledonQF (1987)
US Open2R (1982, 1984, 1985, 1988)

She is married to former tennis player Ray Ruffels and the mother of professional golfers Ryan Ruffels and Gabriela Ruffels.[3] She is of Peruvian American ancestry.[4]

WTA Tour finalsEdit

Singles 1Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 6, 1978 Clearwater, Florida, USA Hard   Virginia Wade 4–6, 6–7

Doubles 5 (4–1)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 3
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. January 23, 1984 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Carpet   Trey Lewis   Christiane Jolissaint
  Marcella Mesker
6–7, 4–6
Winner 2. April 23, 1984 Durban, South Africa Hard   Peanut Louie   Cláudia Monteiro
  Beverly Mould
7–5, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 3. October 20, 1986 Singapore Hard   Julie Richardson   Sandy Collins
  Sharon Walsh
6–3, 6–2
Winner 4. January 26, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Julie Richardson   Gretchen Magers
  Elizabeth Minter
4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 5. April 27, 1987 Singapore Hard   Julie Richardson   Barbara Gerken
  Heather Ludloff
6–1, 6–4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "USC's Lindsey Nelson Earns Second Honda Award Nomination". USC Athletics. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  2. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ Bruce Young (July 24, 2013). "Herbert and Ruffels qualify at US Junior". iseekgolf.com.
  4. ^ http://www.scotsman.com/sport/golf/ryan-ruffels-stays-calm-as-education-continues-1-3795879

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