Amy Frazier

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Amy Frazier
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceDetroit, Michigan
Born (1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 46)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1990
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,460,799
Singles
Career record497–335
Career titles8 WTA, 4 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 13 (February 27, 1995)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (1992)
French Open3R (1995, 2001)
Wimbledon4R (1991, 1992, 1996, 2004)
US OpenQF (1995)
Doubles
Career record200–225
Career titles4 WTA, 5 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 24 (March 29, 1993)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (1989–90, 1993, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2006)
French Open3R (1995)
WimbledonQF (1995)
US OpenQF (1998)

Amy Frazier (born September 19, 1972) is a former professional 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 tournaments for an all-time record of 71 Grand Slam appearances, until compatriot Venus Williams surpassed this record at the 2016 US Open.

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, six times in the fourth round, and both of her quarterfinal matches. Her all-time Grand Slam record is 73–71. Frazier 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 WTA Tour match at the 1999 TIG Tennis Classic, played at the La Costa Resort and Spa outside San Diego. During the third set, Graf retired and never played again.

Frazier won eight career titles and was a finalist seven 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 eight finals in two different events in Japan.

Frazier played her last professional tour match at the 2006 US Open. She never officially announced her retirement. After leaving the WTA Tour she continued to be actively involved in tennis taking up a coaching role at the Franklin Athletic Club, Michigan (her local tennis club where she was first introduced to the sport at three years of age).

In December 2015, Frazier won the USTA National W40 Hardcourt Championships at La Jolia, California. At 43, it was her first USTA National Senior tournament since leaving the WTA Tour.

Frazier is married and has a daughter.

WTA career finals[edit]

Singles: 15 (8–7)[edit]

Legend
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 Score
Winner 1. February 26, 1989 Wichita Hard (i) United States Barbara Potter 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Winner 2. February 25, 1990 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and the Cellular South Cup, Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 1. September 30, 1990 Tokyo International Carpet (i) United States Mary Joe Fernández 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Winner 3. May 24, 1992 WTA Swiss Open, Lucerne Clay Slovakia Radka Zrubáková 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 2. April 4, 1994 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–5, 6–0
Winner 4. August 14, 1994 East West Bank Classic, Los Angeles Hard United States Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 3. September 19, 1994 Nichirei International Championships, Tokyo Hard (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. April 16, 1995 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Runner-up 4. April 15, 1996 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Kimiko Date 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 5. April 20, 1997 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 6. April 18, 1999 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 6–2, 6–2
Runner-up 6. October 9, 2000 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–4, 7–5
Runner-up 7. January 12, 2003 Moorilla Hobart International Hard Australia Alicia Molik 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 7. January 16, 2004 Moorilla Hobart International Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Winner 8. November 6, 2005 Bell Challenge, Québec City Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (4–9)[edit]

Legend
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 Score
Runner-up 1. October 28, 1990 Puerto Rico Open, Dorado Hard Australia Julie Richardson Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 6–2
Winner 1. April 8, 1991 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2. April 6, 1992 Japan Open Tennis Championships, 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 WTA Swiss Open, Lucerne Clay South Africa Elna Reinach Czech Republic Karina Habšudová
United States Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 2. February 14, 1993 Ameritech Cup, 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 Nichirei International Championships, 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 Open Tennis Championships, 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 East West Bank Classic, Los Angeles Hard United States Kimberly Po United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 6. October 27, 1996 Bell Challenge, Québec City Carpet (i) United States Kimberly Po United States Debbie Graham
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 7. August 3, 1997 Southern California Open, 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 Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Nana Miyagi
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 4. November 1, 1999 Bell Challenge, Québec City Carpet (i) United States Katie Schlukebir United States Debbie Graham
Zimbabwe Cara Black
6–2, 6–3
Runner-up 9. July 30, 2000 Bank of the West Classic, Stanford Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
6–4, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timeline[edit]

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# A NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open 1R 4R QF 1R 3R 3R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 3R 3R 1R 19–16
French Open A A 2R A 1R 3R 1R 2R A 2R 1R 3R 2R 1R 1R 2R 1R 9–13
Wimbledon 3R 4R 4R A 1R 2R 4R 2R 1R 1R 3R 3R 1R 2R 4R 1R 3R 23–16
US Open 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 1R 4R 3R 3R 2R 1R 18–17
Win–Loss 2–3 7–3 8–4 1–2 3–4 9–4 4–4 2–4 0–2 4–4 2–4 5–4 5–4 4–4 7–4 4–4 2–4 69–62

Records against 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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