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Beginning her career with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2007, Marta Fernandez started 20 of 34 games for the Sparks and averaged 8.7 points, 3.0 assists, and 2.1 rebounds in 26.2 minutes per game.

The 5’11” guard returns to the Sparks after spending the 2008-09 season in Poland playing for Wisla Can-Pack Krakow. Fernandez appeared in 34 games and averaged 10.0 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.0 steals in 32.5 minutes, while shooting 52 percent from the field.

A native of Spain, Fernandez spent 2004-2006 playing for U.B. Barca where she averaged 18.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals per game. In 2006, she was the MVP of the Women's Spanish League, Domestic Player of the Year, named to the Spanish League First Team and the Spanish All-Domestic Player Team.

With the signing of Fernandez, the Sparks add another Olympian to their roster. Fernandez was a member of the Spanish National Team that finished sixth at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. During the games, she averaged 9.3 points and 1.6 assists in seven contests. The Sparks also have the only two active brother-sister combos between the NBA and WNBA. Forward Candace Parker's brother Anthony plays for the Toronto Raptors and Fernandez's brother Rudy plays for the Portland Trailblazers.

Quick Facts:
  • 2006 MVP of the Women’s Spanish League
  • 2006 Spanish Domestic Player of the Year
  • Member of the Spanish National Team in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece
  • Brother Rudy Fernandez plays for the Portland Trailblazers in the NBA
2007
  • Started 20 of her 34 games played in her rookie year
  • Posted a season high of 26 points while making 11 out of 15 shots vs. SAC on 6/27/07
  • Played season high of 47 minutes vs. SAC on 6/22/07

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