Anna-Maria Fernandez
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Anna-Maria Fernandez
Anna-Maria Fernandez
Country (sports) United States
Born (1960-10-22) October 22, 1960 (age 60)
Torrance, California, United States
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Turned pro1978
Career record50-71
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 19 (March 5, 1980)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1983, 1988)
French Open1R (1983, 1987)
Wimbledon2R (1986)
US Open3R (1978)
Career record57-65
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 44 (August 3, 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (1982)
French Open2R (1983)
WimbledonQF (1987)
US Open2R (1982, 1984, 1985, 1988)

Anna-Maria Fernandez (born October 22, 1960) is an American former professional tennis player active during the 1980s. She won five WTA titles during her career, all in doubles. Her career high ranking in singles was number 19, in approximately 1979-1980. She was a member of the University of Southern California's national championship team (1979 and 1980) and captured the AIAW singles national championship title in 1981. She was named the National Collegiate Player of the Year (1981) winning the Broderick Award (now the Honda Sports Award) as the nation's best female collegiate tennis player.[1][2] She earned a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC (1983).

She is married to former tennis player Ray Ruffels and the mother of professional golfer Ryan Ruffels.[3] She is of Peruvian American ancestry.[4]

WTA Tour finals

Singles 1

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. November 6, 1978 Clearwater, Florida, USA Hard United Kingdom Virginia Wade 4-6, 6-7

Doubles 5 (4-1)

Grand Slam 0
WTA Championships 0
Tier I 0
Tier II 0
Tier III 0
Tier IV & V 0
Titles by surface
Hard 3
Clay 0
Grass 1
Carpet 0
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. January 23, 1984 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Carpet United States Trey Lewis Switzerland Christiane Jolissaint
Netherlands Marcella Mesker
6-7, 4-6
Winner 2. April 23, 1984 Durban, South Africa Hard United States Peanut Louie Brazil Cláudia Monteiro
South Africa Beverly Mould
7-5, 5-7, 6-1
Winner 3. October 20, 1986 Singapore Hard Australia Julie Richardson United States Sandy Collins
United States Sharon Walsh
6-3, 6-2
Winner 4. January 26, 1987 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Australia Julie Richardson United States Gretchen Magers
Australia Elizabeth Minter
4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Winner 5. April 27, 1987 Singapore Hard Australia Julie Richardson United States Barbara Gerken
United States Heather Ludloff
6-1, 6-4


  1. ^ "USC's Lindsey Nelson Earns Second Honda Award Nomination". USC Athletics. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Tennis". CWSA. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Bruce Young (July 24, 2013). "Herbert and Ruffels qualify at US Junior".
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