- Amy Frazier
Infobox Tennis player
playername = Amy Frazier
country = USA
Rochester, Michigan, United States
datebirth = birth date and age|1972|09|19
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
height = height|m=1.75
weight = convert|63|kg|lb st|abbr=on
turnedpro = 1990
retired = "Unknown"
plays = Right-handed; two-handed backhand
careerprizemoney = $US3,460,799
singlesrecord = 497–335
singlestitles = 8, 4 ITF
highestsinglesranking = 13 (
February 27, 1995)
AustralianOpenresult = QF (1992)
FrenchOpenresult = 3RD (1995, 2001)
Wimbledonresult = 4TH (1991, 1992, 1996, 2004)
USOpenresult = QF (1995)
doublesrecord = 200–225
doublestitles = 4, 5 ITF
highestdoublesranking = 24 (
March 29, 1993)
July 3, 2007
Amy Frazier (born
September 19, 1972in St. Louis, Missouri) is a professional female tennisplayer from the United States.She will be most remembered for her longevity on the WTA Tour. In her 20 years on the tour, she manages to play well enough to qualify for major tournaments, though once there she rarely advances to the finals.
She debuted in 1987 and was still an active player as of 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 Openfor a total of 71 Grand Slam appearances (also a record).
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, 6 times in the 4th round, and both of her quarterfinal matches. Her all time Grand Slam record is 73–71. She has over 30 wins against top 10 players and has spent 18 consecutive years in the top 100, the longest continuous span by any female tennis player, ever.
Amy has the distinction of being the last woman Steffi Graf has played against professionally. During the match Steffi retired at never played again.
Amy won 8 career titles and was a finalist 7 times. Being a flat-hitter, Amy excelled on hard courts and was the most successful on the Summer hard court events in California and appeared in 8 finals in two different events in Japan.
Although Amy has not competed since the 2006 U.S. Open, she hasn't officially retired publicly.
Records against some top ranked players
Amy has had some success against top ranked opponents. Her records against some of the top rated women are as follows:
* Mary Pierce 4-3
* Justine Henin 2-1
* Aranxta Sanchez 4-3
* Jennifer Capriati 0–6
* Pam Shriver 4-1
* Lindsey Davenport 0-10
* Patty Schnyder 3-2
* Steffi Graf 1–6
* Anke Huber 6-2
* Martina Hingis 1–6
* Martina Navratilova 1–2
* Monica Seles 1–9
* Maria Sharapova 0–3
* Nicole Vaidisova 1-0
* Ai Sugiyama 4-1
* Serena Williams 0–3
* Venus Williams 0–5
* Marion Bartoli 1-2
* Daniela Hantuchova 1-2
* Conchita Martinez 4-8
* Tatiana Golovin 1-1
* Ana Ivanovic 1-1
She was able to make a pretty good living on the tour, earning over $3 1/2 million in prize money in her career.
*1990: Tokyo [Nichirei] (lost to
Mary Joe Fernandez)
*1994: Tokyo [Japan Open] (lost to Kimiko Date)
*1994: Tokyo [Nichirei] (lost to
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario)
*1996: Tokyo [Japan Open] (lost to Kimiko Date)
*1997: Tokyo [Japan Open] (lost to Ai Sugiyama)
*2000: Tokyo [Japan Open] (lost to
*2003: Hobart (lost to
Former member of the Idaho Sneakers. Coached by
Greg Pattonand played alongside teammates, Manon Bollegraf, Jonathan Leach, and Jane Chi.Chi has one career win over Frazier, in Memphis.
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