Patty Fendick

Patty Fendick (born March 31, 1965) is a former professional women's tennis player and is the former women's tennis program head coach at University of Texas.

Patty Fendick
Country (sports) United States
Born (1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 55)
Sacramento, California,
United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Turned pro1982
CollegeStanford University
Prize money$1,559,023
Career record249–183
Career titles3
Highest rankingNo. 19 (March 27, 1989)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1990)
French Open2R (1991, 1995)
Wimbledon4R (1989, 1990, 1992)
US Open4R (1988)
Career record347–153
Career titles25
Highest rankingNo. 4 (July 3, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1991)
French OpenSF (1995)
WimbledonSF (1986, 1990)
US OpenF (1988)

She was born on March 31, 1965 in Sacramento, California and played at the collegiate level at Stanford University, where the team won the NCAA team title three times. In 1987, she was named ITA player of the year, when on the Stanford tennis team she had a 57-match winning streak. She won two NCAA Singles Titles in 1986 and 1987. She won the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's top collegiate tennis player in 1987.[1][2] Her playing accomplishments, as a collegiate and professional player, has elevated her being inducted into the Stanford Hall of Fame and also recognized as the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the first 25 years of NCAA women's tennis. She remains active in the sport of tennis as a coach and by serving on numerous committees with ITA and USTA.

Fendick was previously a tennis coach with the Washington Huskies.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runners-up)Edit

Result Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1988 US Open Hard   Jill Hetherington   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1989 Australian Open Hard   Jill Hetherington   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 1990 Australian Open Hard   Mary Joe Fernandez   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6(7–5), 7–6(8–6)
Win 1991 Australian Open Hard   Mary Joe Fernandez   Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
7–6(7–4), 6–1
Loss 1994 Australian Open Hard   Meredith McGrath   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
6–3, 4–6, 6–4


  1. ^ "Stanford University's Official Athletic Site - Women's Tennis". Stanford University Athletics. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved 2020-03-25.

External linksEdit