Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández was the first female Puerto Rican athlete to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever win an Olympic gold medal and the first Puerto Rican to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Fernandez won 17 Grand Slam doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals and reached the World No. 1 ranking in women's doubles. She reached a career high singles ranking of 17 in 1991. Since retiring from the professional tour in 1997 at the age of 33, Fernández has been a tennis coach and entrepreneur.