With the US Open in full swing, tennis is on our minds. And, if you’ve been watching CBS or ESPN, you’ve likely been watching former women’s tennis champ, Mary Joe Fernandez, commentating the matches and offering her professional insight both as a former player as well as the current captain of the United States Fed Cup team. If, however, you’re a long time tennis fan, you likely know Mary Joe as a star athlete – having been the runner-up in three Grand Slam singles tournaments as well as the winner of both two Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals. As a phenomenal athlete, inspiring female role model and mother of two, there is little doubt that Mary Joe Fernandez is a Real Beauty.

Mary Joe Fernandez weighs in on Real Beauty

What do you think makes someone beautiful?
I am probably not the best for this kind of stuff but here you go…Being beautiful comes from the inside. How you feel is what you project. Simplicity to me is always the most beautiful.

How do you deal with pressure for body perfection?
Never really felt the pressure. I always think it’s important to be happy with what you have.

What do you wish you knew about beauty when you were younger?
I would have had more facials growing up.

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What’s your can’t-live-without-it beauty product?
Neutrogena sunscreen is a must! (And Dove soap!)

See what Serena Williams told us about beauty here!

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