Clarisa Fernandez
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Clarisa Fernández
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Country (sports) Argentina
ResidenceCórdoba, Argentina
Born (1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 39)
Córdoba, Argentina
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Turned pro1998
PlaysLeft-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$678,184
Career record228-130
Career titles7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 26 (31 March 2003)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2003)
French OpenSF (2002)
Wimbledon2R (2002, 2006)
US Open1R (2002, 2003, 2006)
Career record75-48
Career titles6 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 111 (28 January 2002)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8-3
Medal record
Pan American Games
Bronze medal - third place Women's Doubles

Clarisa Fernández (born 28 August 1981) is a retired Argentine tennis player.

She is best known for her semifinal appearance at the 2002 French Open, the first Argentine since Sabatini in 1992 to reach that stage.[1] Fernández was ranked 87th in the world[2] at the time of her shocking result. She defeated, in order, Lubomira Bacheva, Jelena Kostani?, Kim Clijsters, Elena Dementieva (No. 13), and Paola Suárez, before losing to second-seeded Venus Williams in straight sets.

Fernández, a crafty left-handed player,[3] turned professional in 1998.[4] She did not have much success before her appearance at the French Open. She has six ITF titles to her name, including one in 2006. Since 2003, Fernández had been plagued with injuries. She suffered from tendinitis in her left shoulder, an injury to her left wrist, and to her right knee. Fernández enjoyed playing on hard and grass courts. She was coached by Leonardo Lerda.[5] Her tennis inspirations were Pete Sampras and Martina Navratilova.

In April 2008, Fernández announced her retirement from professional tennis after a lengthy battle with knee injuries.[5]

ITF finals

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments

Singles: 10 (7-3)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 October 1997 ITF Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Argentina Celeste Contín 7-6, 6-4
Runner-up 1. 5 October 1998 ITF Montevideo, Uruguay Clay Hungary Zsófia Gubacsi 6-0, 3-6, 4-6
Winner 2. 18 July 1999 ITF Sezze, Italy Clay Romania Mihaela Moldovan 6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 2. 20 September 1999 ITF Thessaloniki, Greece Carpet Greece Eleni Daniilidou 2-6, 2-6
Winner 3. 7 January 2001 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Hard Netherlands Seda Noorlander 6-3, 6-1
Winner 4. 8 July 2001 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay Slovakia Martina Suchá 6-4, 2-6, 7-5
Winner 5. 23 January 2005 ITF Miami, United States Hard China Xie Yanze 6-4, 6-2
Winner 6. 5 March 2006 ITF Clearwater,
United States
Hard Italy Alberta Brianti 7-5, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 15 October 2006 ITF San Francisco,
United States
Hard United States Ashley Harkleroad 2-6, 3-6
Winner 7. 25 November 2007 ITF Mexico City Hard United States Julia Cohen 6-1, 6-2

Doubles: 10 (6-4)

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1. 21 June 1999 ITF Orbetello, Italy Clay Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva Russia Maria Goloviznina
Russia Anastasia Myskina
6-4, 6-2
Runner-up 1. 5 September 1999 ITF Spoleto, Italy Clay Italy Francesca Schiavone Netherlands Debby Haak
Netherlands Andrea van den Hurk
1-6, 1-6
Runner-up 2. 14 November 1999 ITF Monterrey, Mexico Hard Italy Alice Canepa Paraguay Rossana de los Ríos
Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
6-4, 6-7(6), 3-6
Runner-up 3. 10 December 2000 ITF Bogotá, Colombia Hard Spain Conchita Martínez Granados Brazil Joana Cortez
Argentina Mariana Díaz Oliva
6-3, 1-6, 2-6
Winner 2. 7 January 2001 ITF São Paulo, Brazil Hard Argentina Romina Ottoboni Brazil Miriam D'Agostini
Brazil Vanessa Menga
6-1, 7-6(6)
Winner 3. 29 January 2001 ITF Clearwater, United States Hard Brazil Joana Cortez 6-1, 7-5
Runner-up 4. 15 April 2001 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Brazil Joana Cortez Argentina Eugenia Chialvo
Spain Conchita Martínez Granados
7-6(3), 1-6, 1-6
Winner 4. 13 August 2001 ITF Bronx, United States Hard Japan Rika Fujiwara Netherlands Kristie Boogert
Belgium Els Callens
2-6, 7-6(3), 6-4
Winner 5. 7 October 2001 ITF Fresno, United States Hard United States Samantha Reeves United States Ashley Harkleroad
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-2, 4-6, 7-5
Winner 6. 27 March 2005 ITF San Luis Potosí, Mexico Clay Spain Lourdes Domínguez Lino Brazil Joana Cortez
Japan Tomoko Yonemura
6-2, 6-2

Head-to-head records

Record against top-ten players

Fernández' match records against players who have been ranked in the top 10, with those who have been ranked No. 1 in boldface


  1. ^ "THREE AMERICANS AND AN ARGENTINE". International Tennis Federation. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "Venus, Serena roll, reach first French semis". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2010.
  3. ^ "tennis: Fernandez's first 4.25; Debut in final four". The Daily Post. Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Clarisa Fernandez Player profile". Women's Tennis Association. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Fernández Announces Retirement". Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Retrieved 2010.

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