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Amy Frazier
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceDetroit, Michigan
Born (1972-09-19) September 19, 1972 (age 49)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Turned pro1990
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,460,799
Career record497–335 (59.7%)
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)
Career record200–225 (47.1%)
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. On February 27, 1995 she achieved a career-high ranking of No. 13. During her career she won 8 singles and 4 doubles titles on the WTA Tour.


Active career

Frazier made her first appearance in four tour qualifying events in 1986 and debuted in the main draw in 1987, including at the 1987 US Open, where she lost to Catarina Lindqvist in the first round. She was an active player until the 2006 US Open, in which she made her 20th consecutive appearance (a record among active players). She 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. She qualified two times for year end WTA Tour Championships, first time in 1992 and then in 2000.

Her best showing is a pair of quarterfinal appearances at the 1992 Australian Open and 1995 US Open. She 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 more than 30 wins against top-10 players, spent 18 consecutive years in the top 100 and 17 straight seasons inside the Top 40 which is the longest ever continuous span by any male or 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.

She was also a member of the United States Fed Cup team.


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).

USTA National W40 Hardcourt champion

In December 2015, Frazier won the USTA National W40 Hardcourt Championships at La Jolla, California. At 43, it was her first and her last USTA National Senior tournament since leaving the pro tour.

USTA Midwest Hall of Fame induction

In 2018, she was inducted into the USTA Midwest Hall of Fame.

Personal life

Frazier is married and has a daughter.

WTA career finals

Singles: 15 (8–7)

Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (1/2)
Tier III (4/4)
Tier IV & V (2/1)
Virginia Slims (1/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1. Feb 1989 Virginia Slims of Kansas, Wichita Hard (i) United States Barbara Potter 4–6, 6–4, 6–0
Win 2. Feb 1990 U.S. National Indoors, Oklahoma City Hard (i) Netherlands Manon Bollegraf 6–4, 6–2
Loss 1. Sep 1990 Tokyo International Carpet (i) United States Mary Joe Fernández 3–6, 6–2, 6–3
Win 3. May 1992 WTA Swiss Open, Lucerne Clay Slovakia Radka Zrubáková 4–6, 6–4, 7–5
Loss 2. Apr 1994 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–5, 6–0
Win 4. Aug 1994 Los Angeles Classic, United States Hard United States Ann Grossman 6–1, 6–3
Loss 3. Sep 1994 Japan Open Championships Hard (i) Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6–1, 6–2
Win 5. Apr 1995 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Kimiko Date 7–6(7–5), 7–5
Loss 4. Apr 1996 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Kimiko Date 6–4, 7–5
Loss 5. Apr 1997 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 4–6, 6–4, 6–4
Win 6. Apr 1999 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama 6–2, 6–2
Loss 6. Oct 2000 Japan Open Championships Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis 6–4, 7–5
Loss 7. Jan 2003 Hobart International, Australia Hard Australia Alicia Molik 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Win 7. Jan 2004 Hobart International, Australia Hard Japan Shinobu Asagoe 6–3, 6–3
Win 8. Nov 2005 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Hard (i) Sweden Sofia Arvidsson 6–1, 7–5

Doubles: 13 (4–9)

Tier I (0/0)
Tier II (0/5)
Tier III (1/3)
Tier IV & V (3/1)
Virginia Slims (0/0)
Result No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 1. Oct 1990 Puerto Rico Open Hard Australia Julie Richardson Soviet Union Elena Brioukhovets
Soviet Union Natalia Medvedeva
6–4, 6–2
Win 1. Apr 1991 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Maya Kidowaki Japan Yone Kamio
Japan Akiko Kijimuta
6–2, 6–4
Win 2. Apr 1992 Japan Open Championships Hard Japan Rika Hiraki Japan Kimiko Date
United States Stephanie Rehe
5–7, 7–6(7–5), 6–0
Win 3. May 1992 Swiss Open Clay South Africa Elna Reinach Czech Republic Karina Habšudová
United States Marianne Werdel
7–5, 6–2
Loss 2. Feb 1993 Chicago Cup, United States Carpet (i) United States Kimberly Po United States Katrina Adams
United States Zina Garrison-Jackson
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Loss 3. Sep 1994 International Championships, Tokyo Hard (i) Japan Rika Hiraki Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
France Julie Halard-Decugis
6–1, 0–6, 6–1
Loss 4. Apr 1996 Japan Open Championships Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Kimiko Date
Japan Ai Sugiyama
7–6(8–6), 6–7(6–8), 6–3
Loss 5. Aug 1996 Los Angeles Classic,
United States
Hard United States Kimberly Po United States Lindsay Davenport
Belarus Natasha Zvereva
6–1, 6–4
Loss 6. Oct 1996 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) United States Kimberly Po United States Debbie Graham
Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy
6–1, 6–4
Loss 7. Aug 1997 San Diego Open, United States Hard United States Kimberly Po Switzerland Martina Hingis
Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
6–3, 7–5
Loss 8. Apr 1998 Japan Open Championships Hard United States Kimberly Po Japan Nana Miyagi
Japan Naoko Kijimuta
6–3, 4–6, 6–4
Win 4. Nov 1999 Tournoi de Québec, Canada Carpet (i) United States Katie Schlukebir United States Debbie Graham
Zimbabwe Cara Black
6–2, 6–3
Loss 9. Jul 2000 Stanford Classic, United States Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Chanda Rubin
France Sandrine Testud
6–4, 6–4

Grand Slam performance timeline

(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.


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

Frazier has had some success against top-ranked opponents. Her records against some of the top rated women are as follows: