Mary Joe Fernandez

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 3
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaria Jose "Mary Joe"•Fernandez (-Godsick)
Used nameMary Joe•Fernandez
Born19 September 1971 in Santo Domingo (DOM)
Measurements176 cm / 63 kg
NOC United States


Mary Joe Fernandez was a professional tennis player who competed in both singles and doubles at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. She won gold in the doubles both years, partnered by Gigi Fernandez, although they are not related. Mary Joe was born in the Dominican Republic to a Spanish father and a Cuban mother, but the family moved to Miami, Florida when she was a young girl.

Fernandez played professionally from 1986-2000, winning seven tournaments on the WTA Tour. She made the final at the 1993 French Open, and the 1990 and 1992 Australian Open but never won a Grand Slam singles event. She did win Olympic bronze in singles at Barcelona in 1992. Her highest singles ranking was #4, which she reached in October 1990. Fernandez won 19 WTA doubles titles, with three Grand Slams, winning at the 1989 US Open, the 1991 Australian Open, and the 1996 French Open.

Fernandez later became known in the US as a color commentator on televised tennis matches, both for ESPN and the Tennis Channel. She married Tony Godsick, a sports agent with International Management Group (IMG).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Mary Joe Fernandez
Singles, Women (Olympic) =3 Bronze
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Gigi Fernandez 1 Gold
1996 Summer Olympics Tennis USA Mary Joe Fernandez
Singles, Women (Olympic) 4
Doubles, Women (Olympic) Gigi Fernandez 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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