In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with top women’s tennis player Gigi Fernandez. Considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time, she is a Hall of Famer, winner of 17 Grand Slam doubles titles with various partners and 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Mary Joe Fernandez. The discussion focuses on Gigi’s successful tennis career, along with ideas on managing mindset in tennis and in life, meditation as a superpower for maximizing potential, the importance of never giving up and persevering through challenge. This is a powerful and informative conversation offering strategies listeners can use to live fully.
Gigi Fernandez is considered to be one of the best doubles players of all time. She is a Hall of Famer, winner of 17 Grand Slam doubles titles with various partners and 2 Olympic Gold Medals with Mary Joe Fernandez. In 2000, Gigi was named Puerto Rican Athlete of the Century. In 2011, she started coaching recreational players. Gigi is the founder and creator of The Gigi Method and Gigi Fernandez Tennis. Gigi now spends her time coaching adult players how to excel at doubles. She travels the country doing clinics and camps and host The Gigi Method Tennis Camps for enthusiasts that want more in-depth instruction from Gigi. She also partners with other Legends of the game doing Legends camps and brings groups to Wimbledon and the Laver Cup. She is mom to 14 year-old twins Karson and Madison and lives in Tampa FL.
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