Amy Frazier

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Amy Frazier
Country  United States
Residence Detroit, Michigan, United States
Born (1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 42)
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro 1990
Retired 2006
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $3,460,799
Singles
Career record 497–335
Career titles 8 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest ranking No. 13 (February 27, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open QF (1992)
French Open 3R (1995, 2001)
Wimbledon 4R (1991, 1992, 1996, 2004)
US Open QF (1995)
Doubles
Career record 200–225
Career titles 4 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest ranking No. 24 (March 29, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (1989–90, 1993, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2006)
French Open 3R (1995)
Wimbledon QF (1995)
US Open QF (1998)
Last updated on: October 25, 2011.

Amy Frazier (born September 19, 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a now inactive professional female tennis player from the United States.

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 for a total of 71 Grand Slam appearances (also a record, male or female).

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 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 professional WTA tour match at the 1999 Acura Classic, played at the La Costa Resort and Spa outside San Diego. During the third set, Graf retired and never played again.

Frazier won 8 career titles and was a finalist 7 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 8 finals in two different events in Japan.

Although Frazier has not competed since the 2006 US Open, she has not officially retired publicly.


WTA Tour Finals[edit]

Singles 15 (8–7)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (1/2)
Tier III (4/4)
Tier IV & V (2/1)
Virginia Slims (1/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. February 26, 1989 United States Wichita Hard (i) United States Barbara Potter 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. February 25, 1990 United States Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. September 30, 1990 Japan Tokyo Carpet (i) United States Mary Joe Fernández 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. May 24,1992 Switzerland Lucerne Clay Slovakia Radka Zrubáková 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. April 4, 1994 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–5, 6–0
Winner 4. August 14, 1994 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. September 19, 1994 Japan Tokyo Hard (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. April 16, 1995 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Runner-up 4. April 15, 1996 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 5. April 20, 1997 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. April 18, 1999 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. October 9, 2000 Japan Tokyo Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 7. January 12, 2003 Australia Hobart Hard Australia Alicia Molik 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 7. January 16, 2004 Australia Hobart Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. November 6, 2005 Canada Quebec City Carpet (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 7–5

Doubles 13 (4–9)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0/0)
Olympic Gold (0/0)
WTA Championships (0/0)
Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/5)
Tier III (3/3)
Tier IV & V (1/1)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. October 28, 1990 Puerto Rico Dorado Hard Australia Julie Richardson Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. April 8, 1991 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. April 6, 1992 Japan Tokyo Hard Japan Rika Hiraki Japan Kimiko Date
United States Stephanie Rehe
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Winner 3. May 24, 1992 Switzerland Lucerne Clay South Africa Elna Reinach Czech Republic Karina Habšudová
United States Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. February 14, 1993 United States Chicago Carpet (i) United States Kimberly Po United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 3. September 19, 1994 Japan Tokyo Hard (i) Japan Rika Hiraki Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Runner-up 4. April 21, 1996 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–6(8–6), 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Runner-up 5. August 18, 1996 United States Los Angeles Hard United States Kimberly Po United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 6. October 27, 1996 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) United States Kimberly Po United States Debbie Graham
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. August 3, 1997 United States San Diego Hard United States Kimberly Po Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 8. April 19, 1998 Japan Tokyo Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Nana Miyagi
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 4. November 1, 1999 Canada Quebec City Hard (i) United States Katie Schlukebir United States Debbie Graham
Zimbabwe Cara Black
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 9. July 30, 2000 United States Stanford Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
6–4, 6–4

Records against some top ranked players[edit]

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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