Remember tennis legend Mary Joe Fernandez?
The longtime Key Biscayne homeowner is moving to Coral Gables.
Records show Fernandez, 44, the loser of three Grand Slam finals of the Austrian and French opens in 1990-93, just bought former Miami Beach nightlife queen Ingrid Casares’ pad at the Gables on the Green condos on Coral Way.
According to several real estate websites, Casares, Madonna’s sidekick back in the days when the Material Girl lived in Miami, got $970,000 for the three-bedroom condo.
Never miss a local story.
Casares, who’s now 51, made a few bucks, too: She bought the condo in 2002 for $570,000.
A Miami-based federal judge just dismissed on a technicality a fair labor practice lawsuit filed against rocker Phil Collins’ ex-wife.
The filing centered around her alleged non-payment of a nanny’s overtime work.
Swiss citizen Orianne Collins, the Miami Beach Genesis drummer’s wheelchair-bound ex, was sued last year by Ana Garcia, who cared for Orianne’s two young sons with Phil and a third son from a remarriage.
Garcia started in July 2013 but was fired by Orianne in September, allegedly in retaliation for asking to be paid for hours worked over 40 hours a week, the lawsuit reads.
“On ... August 28, 2015, (Garcia) asked Orianne Collins about being compensated for all the hours the plaintiff was working,” the lawsuit reads.
Garcia, who made $10.42 an hour, says she worked at least 20 extra hours a week for more than two years before asking to be paid.
Garcia was fired a week after her talk with Orianne “in retaliation” for asking for OT pay, according to the paperwork.
Because Garcia was paid by Orianne’s Miami-based jewelry business, OC Jewelry USA, the case was first filed in a county circuit court then in the federal system.
Garcia calculated she may have been owed $23,700 in back pay.
Judge Joan Lenard threw out the case after Garcia’s lead attorney, Anthony Georges-Pierre, allegedly failed to follow Lenard’s instructions in filing motions, the federal filings show.
He didn’t respond to a call and email for comment.
NEWTON-JOHN SELLS HOME
Singer Olivia Newton-John managed to sell her South Florida mansion after nearly two years of struggles.
Too expensive? Nope. Bad karma!
The 67-year-old Australian singer and her Amazon medicinal herb-peddling husband got $5 million cash for the property near the historic lighthouse in Jupiter Inlet Colony. That’s $1.2 million less than she originally wanted.
According to records, the buyer was 44-year-old Swedish ad exec Rikard Per-Arvid Svensson.
It was the house that TV personality Rosie O’Donnell was going to buy in August 2013 when she sold her Star Island vacation place.
O’Donnell actually had signed a contract to buy when a contractor committed suicide in one of the rooms. O’Donnell walked away as Newton-John moved to a condo down the street instead of living in it.
“It’s a surprisingly high price considering the history of the property,” a Tequesta broker commented.
Svensson did not respond to requests for comment.