File:Huber WM13-003 (9495601953).jpg|
Liezel Huber in action at Wimbledon 2013
23x15px South Africa|
23x15px United States
|Residence||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
21 August 1976|
Durban, South Africa
|Height||Script error: No such module "convert".|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Highest ranking||No. 131 (29 March 1999)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q3 (2002)|
|French Open||2R (1998)|
|US Open||1R (1998)|
|Career titles||53 WTA, 11 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (12 November 2007)|
|Current ranking||No. 78 (23 March 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2007)|
|French Open||F (2005)|
|Wimbledon||W (2005, 2007)|
|US Open||W (2008, 2011)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||W (2007, 2008, 2011)|
|Olympic Games||SF – 4th (2012)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (2005)|
|French Open||W (2009)|
|US Open||W (2010)|
|Other mixed doubles tournaments|
|Olympic Games||1R (2012)|
|Last updated on: 23 March 2015.|
Liezel Huber (née Horn; born 21 August 1976, Durban, South Africa) is a professional tennis player from the United States, having been a naturalized American citizen since July 2007. Huber has won four Grand Slam titles in women's doubles with partner Cara Black, one with Lisa Raymond, and two mixed doubles titles with Bob Bryan. On 12 November 2007, she became the co-World No. 1 in doubles with Cara Black. On 19 April 2010, Huber became the sole No. 1 for the first time in her career.
At age 15, she moved to the United States from South Africa to attend the Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1992. Huber has since resided in the U.S. She married Tony Huber, an American, in February 2000. In 2005, she started a foundation, Liezel's Cause to raise money and gather basic supplies to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
She competed for the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in doubles, partnering with former World No. 1 (in both singles and doubles) Lindsay Davenport; the pair lost in the quarterfinals. At the 2012 London Olympics, she teamed with Lisa Raymond. Together they reached the semi-finals, losing to Hlaváčková and Hradecká of the Czech Republic. They then lost the bronze medal match to Kirilenko and Petrova of Russia. In the mixed doubles she teamed with Bob Bryan but lost in the first round.
Liezel Huber is primarily a doubles specialist, having achieved one of the best careers in this discipline. She has won 64 women's doubles titles in her career; of which 53 are on the WTA Tour and 11 on the ITF Women's Circuit. In singles, her greatest result in her career was reaching to the quarterfinals at the tournament in Pattaya City in 2001, where she lost to Slovakian Henrieta Nagyová. She participated in two Grand Slam singles main draws, losing to Lindsay Davenport in the second round of the 1998 French Open. She lost in the 1999 US Open first round to Raluca Sandu. Her highest singles ranking was world no. 131, which she achieved on 29 March 1999. She enjoyed the majority of her first eight years on tour on the ITF Circuit.
Huber has enjoyed successful women's partnerships with Magdalena Maleeva, Ai Sugiyama, Martina Navrátilová, Lindsay Davenport, Cara Black, Sania Mirza, Nadia Petrova, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, María José Martínez Sánchez, and Lisa Raymond. Huber has been in the final of all four Grand Slams, winning in all except for the French Open. She has won a total of five Grand Slam women's doubles titles with three partners in ten finals with four partners, and finished as a titlist in two of her five mixed doubles finals.
Huber and her Zimbabwean partner Black made up what many tennis experts regard as one of the greatest women's doubles teams in history between mid-2005. and early 2010. Together, the pair reached seven women's doubles finals, winning four. The duo won a total of 29 titles together on the WTA Tour. The partnership suddenly broke up in April 2010.
Huber has also enjoyed success in mixed doubles, winning two titles with American men's doubles legend Bob Bryan, at the 2009 French Open and 2010 US Open. She reached her first career mixed final with Bob's brother Mike at the 2001 Wimbledon Championships, and two additional finals, at the 2005 Australian Open with Kevin Ullyett, and at the 2008 US Open with Jamie Murray.
Huber has also enjoyed impressive success in the Fed Cup national competition. She logged a 9–3 record on the South Africa Fed Cup team, with all but one match being in doubles. Huber is now a major member of the United States Fed Cup team, compiling a 6–2 record in doubles play. In the competition, Huber has played with Julie Ditty, Vania King, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Melanie Oudin, and Sloane Stephens.
Grand Slam finals
Doubles: 10 (5–5)
Mixed doubles: 5 (2–3)
|Runner-up||2001||Wimbledon||Grass||23x15px Mike Bryan||23x15px Leoš Friedl
23x15px Daniela Hantuchová
|4–6, 6–3, 6–2|
|Runner-up||2005||Australian Open||Hard||23x15px Kevin Ullyett||23x15px Samantha Stosur
23x15px Scott Draper
|6–2, 2–6, [10–6]|
|Runner-up||2008||US Open||Hard||23x15px Jamie Murray||Template:Country data IND Leander Paes
23x15px Cara Black
|Winner||2009||French Open||Clay||23x15px Bob Bryan||23x15px Vania King
23x15px Marcelo Melo
|5–7, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]|
|Winner||2010||US Open||Hard||23x15px Bob Bryan||23x15px Květa Peschke
23x15px Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
WTA career finals
Doubles: 92 (53–39)
|Winner — Legend|
|Grand Slam tournaments (5–5)|
|Olympic Gold (0)|
|WTA Tour Championships (3–1)|
|Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (14–11)|
Grand Slam statistics
Women's doubles performance timeline
Won tournament; or reached Final; Semifinal; Quarter-final; Round 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; lost in Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a bronze, silver (F or S) or gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||1R||A||A||1R||1R||A||2R||A||3R||SF||2R||3R||W||QF||QF||F||SF||QF||3R||3R||1 / 16||37–15|
|French Open||A||A||1R||A||2R||1R||3R||QF||2R||SF||1R||1R||F||2R||SF||SF||SF||SF||SF||1R||1R||3R||0 / 19||38–19|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||A||1R||1R||SF||2R||1R||2R||3R||F||W||QF||W||SF||SF||SF||QF||SF||3R||2R||2 / 19||50–17|
|US Open||A||A||1R||1R||A||1R||QF||2R||2R||2R||QF||QF||A||3R||2R||W||F||F||W||3R||3R||A||2 / 17||41–15|
|Win–Loss||0–0||0–0||0–4||0–1||1–2||0–4||9–4||5–3||3–4||6–4||7–4||12–4||12–2||7–4||17–2||17–3||16–4||18–4||17–3||9–4||6–4||5–3||5 / 71||166–66|
|Summer Olympics||Not Held||A||Not Held||1R||Not Held||A||Not Held||QF||Not Held||SF||NH||0 / 3||4–3|
|Tour Championships||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||A||A||A||W||W||F||A||W||SF||A||A||3 / 6||7–3|
|WTA Premier Mandatory Tournaments|
|Indian Wells||Tier II||A||A||A||1R||A||2R||QF||2R||2R||2R||A||A||A||2R||QF||QF||W||1R||1R||1 / 12||16–11|
|Miami||A||A||2R||A||A||1R||1R||SF||SF||SF||W||QF||SF||F||F||F||2R||1R||F||1R||QF||1R||1 / 18||38–17|
|Madrid||Not Held||W||2R||2R||2R||1R||1R||1 / 6||4–5|
|Beijing||NH||Tier IV||Not Held||Tier IV||Tier II||QF||2R||SF||A||2R||A||0 / 4||4–4|
|WTA Premier 5 Tournaments|
|Dubai||Not Held||Tier II||W||SF||W||Premier||2 / 3||9–1|
|Doha||Not Held||Tier III||Tier II||F||Not Held||P||W||1R||2R||1 / 4||8–3|
|Rome||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||QF||1R||QF||2R||W||2R||SF||QF||QF||SF||2R||SF||2R||2R||1 / 15||15–14|
|Montreal/Toronto||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||1R||SF||SF||F||A||A||F||W||SF||2R||W||SF||2R||A||2 / 12||24–9|
|Cincinnati||Not Held||Tier III||W||SF||QF||2R||QF||A||1 / 5||10–4|
|Tokyo||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||1R||A||QF||QF||A||A||A||SF||SF||W||A||F||A||1 / 8||12–7|
|Tier I Tournaments|
|Charleston||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||2R||QF||1R||1R||QF||A||QF||SF||SF||Premier||0 / 8||8–8|
|Berlin||A||A||A||A||A||A||QF||A||2R||2R||SF||QF||F||2R||SF||W||Not Held||1 / 9||16–8|
|San Diego||Tier II||QF||A||QF||W||Not Held||Premier||1 / 3||7–2|
|Moscow||NH||Tier II||A||A||A||A||A||1R||A||A||A||QF||W||F||Premier||1 / 4||8–3|
|Zurich||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||A||1R||SF||QF||A||F||SF||T II||Not Held||0 / 5||8–4|
- Sports Illustrated profile
- "London 2012 - Tennis - Women's Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
- "London 2012 - Tennis - Mixed Doubles". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
- Collin Matiza (27 April 2010). "Zimbabwe: Cara Black, Huber Split". Retrieved 12 September 2011.
- Liezel Huber at the Women's Tennis Association
- Liezel Huber at the International Tennis Federation
- Liezel Huber at the Fed Cup
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