Patty Fendick

Patty Fendick (born March 31, 1965) is a former professional tennis player and 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 56)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Turned pro1982
Retired1995
PlaysRight-handed
CollegeStanford University
Prize money$1,574,956
Singles
Career record249–183 (57.6%)
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)
Doubles
Career record347–153 (69.4%)
Career titles25
Highest rankingNo. 4 (July 3, 1989)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (1991)
French OpenSF (1995)
WimbledonSF (1986, 1990)
US OpenF (1988)
Team competitions
Fed Cup2–1

Born in Sacramento, California, she 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.

Fendick remains active in the sport of tennis as a coach and by serving on numerous committees with ITA and USTA. She was previously a tennis coach with the Washington Huskies.

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 5 (1 title, 4 runner-ups)Edit

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

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 36 (20–16)Edit

Result W/L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. Jan 1988 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Jill Hetherington   Cammy MacGregor
  Cynthia MacGregor
6–2, 6–1
Win 2. Feb 1988 Wellington Classic,
New Zealand
Hard   Jill Hetherington   Belinda Cordwell
  Julie Richardson
6–3, 6–3
Loss 1. Jul 1988 Northern California Open, U.S. Hard   Jill Hetherington   Ronni Reis
  Lise Gregory
3–6, 4–6
Win 3. Aug 1988 San Diego Classic, U.S. Hard   Jill Hetherington   Betsy Nagelsen
  Dinky Van Rensburg
7–6(10), 6–4
Win 4. Aug 1988 Los Angeles Classic, U.S. Hard   Jill Hetherington   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
7–6(2), 5–7, 6–4
Loss 2. Aug 1988 US Open Hard   Jill Hetherington   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
4–6, 1–6
Win 5. Oct 1988 Puerto Rico Open, U.S. Hard   Jill Hetherington   Gigi Fernández
  Robin White
6–4, 6–2
Loss 3. Jan 1989 Brisbane Hardcourts, Australia Hard   Jill Hetherington   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
7–6(4), 1–6, 2–6
Loss 4. Jan 1989 Australian Open Hard   Jill Hetherington   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Win 6. Feb 1989 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard   Jill Hetherington   Elizabeth Smylie
  Janine Thompson
6–4, 6–4
Win 7. Feb 1989 Connecticut Open, U.S. Carpet (i)   Jill Hetherington   Larisa Neiland
  Natasha Zvereva
7–5, 3–6, 6–2
Loss 5. Feb 1989 New Haven Open, U.S. Hard   Jill Hetherington   Katrina Adams
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Loss 6. Jan 1990 Australian Open Hard   Mary Joe Fernández   Jana Novotná
  Helena Suková
6–7(5), 6–7(3)
Loss 7. Jun 1990 Eastbourne International, UK Grass   Zina Garrison   Larisa Savchenko-Neiland
  Natalia Zvereva
4–6, 3–6
Win 8. Aug 1990 San Diego Open, U.S. Hard   Zina Garrison   Elise Burgin
  Rosalyn Fairbank
6–4, 7–6(5)
Win 9. Nov 1990 San Jose Open, U.S. Hard   Meredith McGrath   Katrina Adams
  Jill Hetherington
6–1, 6–1
Win 10. Jan 1991 Australian Open Hard   Mary Joe Fernández   Gigi Fernández
  Jana Novotná
7–6(4), 6–1
Win 11. Mar 1991 San Jose Open, U.S. Hard   Monica Seles   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
7–6(2), 6–2
Loss 8. Apr 1991 Virginia Slims of Houston, U.S. Clay   Mary Joe Fernández   Jill Hetherington
  Kathy Rinaldi
1–6, 6–2, 1–6
Loss 9. Mar 1992 US Hard Court Championships Hard   Andrea Strnadová   Martina Navratilova
  Pam Shriver
6–3, 2–6, 6–7
Win 12. May 1992 Internationaux de Strasbourg, France Clay   Andrea Strnadová   Lori McNeil
  Mercedes Paz
6–3, 6–4
Loss 10. Oct 1992 Sparkassen Cup Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i)   Andrea Strnadová   Larisa Neiland
  Jana Novotná
5–7, 6–7
Win 13. Feb 1993 U.S. National Indoors Hard (i)   Zina Garrison   Katrina Adams
  Manon Bollegraf
6–3, 6–2
Loss 11. Apr 1993 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Meredith McGrath   Cammy Macgregor
  Catherine Suire
3–6, 6–7
Win 14. Apr 1993 Malaysia Open Hard   Meredith McGrath   Nicole Arendt
  Kristine Radford
6–4, 7–6
Loss 12. Oct 1993 Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, Germany Carpet (i)   Martina Navratilova   Gigi Fernández
  Natasha Zvereva
6–7, 4–6
Win 15. Nov 1993 San Jose Open, U.S. Carpet (i)   Meredith McGrath   Amanda Coetzer
  Inés Gorrochategui
6–2, 6–0
Win 16. Jan 1994 Sydney International, Australia Hard   Meredith McGrath   Jana Novotná
  Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–2, 6–3
Loss 13. Jan 1994 Australian Open Hard   Meredith McGrath   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
3–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 17. Feb 1994 National Indoors, U.S. Hard (i)   Meredith McGrath   Katrina Adams
  Manon Bollegraf
7–6, 6–2
Loss 14. Mar 1994 Key Biscayne Open, U.S. Hard   Meredith McGrath   Gigi Fernández
  Natalia Zvereva
3–6, 1–6
Win 18. Apr 1994 Pattaya Open, Thailand Hard   Meredith McGrath   Yayuk Basuki
  Nana Miyagi
7–6, 3–6, 6–3
Win 19. Apr 1994 Singapore Open Hard   Meredith McGrath   Nicole Arendt
  Kristine Radford
6–4, 6–1
Win 20. Oct 1994 Sparkassen Cup Leipzig, Germany Carpet (i)   Meredith McGrath   Manon Bollegraf
  Larisa Savchenko
6–4, 6–4
Loss 15. Oct 1994 Zurich Open, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Meredith McGrath   Manon Bollegraf
  Martina Navratilova
6–7, 1–6
Loss 16. Jan 1995 Sydney International, Australia Hard   Mary Joe Fernández   Lindsay Davenport
  Jana Novotná
5–7, 6–2, 4–6

ReferencesEdit

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

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