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Liezel Huber

Liezel Huber
  • Residence: Houston, TX, USA
  • Date of Birth: 21 Aug 1976
  • Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
  • Weight: 158 lbs. (71.6 kg)
  • Plays: Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
  • Status: Pro (April 1993)

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Liezel Huber Biography

Coached by husband, Tony Huber; son is Joshua Jacob Huber (born September 27, 2012) ... Began playing tennis at age 5 when mother introduced her ... Baseliner whose best shot is forehand; favors fast hardcourts ... Married Tony Huber on February 19, 2000, in Durban, South Africa ... American citizen since July 25, 2007 ... Youngest of three children; brother is Janus, twin sister is Monita; mother, Sica, and father, Jan, have a family-run business that keeps them from travelling a lot; has niece named Lara ... Has four dogs: Sam, a miniature Jack Russell Terrier; Ace, an English Mastiff; Dora, a lab-hound mix; and Amelia, a German Shepherd mix; also has two cats, Rambo and Xena ... Enjoys all sports and supports Houston teams ... Loves reading up on stock market, keeping in touch with friends and family, working out ... Favorite holiday is travelling in her motor home ... Bought a 10-acre ranch in March 2007 and built 11 hardcourts; opened Huber Tennis Ranch in March 2008 (www.hubertennisranch.com) ... Sponsors annual U15 girls tournament in South Africa ... Did first triathlon and duathlon in 2009 (goal is Kona in Hawaii).
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YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 0 53
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 11
Prize Money $100,052 $6,287,881
W/L - Singles 0 - 0 175 - 159
W/L - Doubles 16 - 17 790 - 395
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Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
- 9999 51
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
29-Mar-1999 (131) 12-Nov-2007 (1)
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2014 - Another season played exclusively in doubles.

2013 - Another season played exclusively in doubles.

2012 - Won five WTA doubles titles (all w/Raymond); qualified for WTA Finals in doubles (w/Raymond - l. in SFs).

2011 - Fourth No.1 doubles season; won five WTA doubles titles (incl. US Open and WTA Finals w/Raymond).

2010 - Won four WTA doubles titles; won second Grand Slam mixed doubles title at US Open (w/B.Bryan).

2009 - Third No.1 doubles season (w/Black); won five WTA doubles titles; won first Grand Slam mixed doubles title at Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan).

2008 - Second No.1 doubles season (w/Black); won 10 WTA doubles titles (incl. US Open and WTA Finals).

2007 - First No.1 doubles season (w/Black); won nine WTA doubles titles (incl. Australian Open, Wimbledon and WTA Finals); rose to No.1 on November 12 year-end rankings (co-No.1 w/Black).

2006 - Won three WTA doubles titles.

2005 - Won two WTA doubles titles in first half of season (incl. first Grand Slam doubles title at Wimbledon w/Black); suffered left knee injury playing World TeamTennis after Wimbledon, undergoing surgery (ACL reconstruction) and withdrawing from rest of season.

2004 - Won one WTA doubles title; made doubles Top 10 debut on March 22 (rose to No.10).

2003 - Fell in WTA qualifying twice (were last singles appearances of career); won five WTA doubles titles.

2002 - Fell in WTA qualifying 10 times (incl. Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one WTA doubles title; underwent right shoulder surgery during off-season.

2001 - Reached first WTA QF at Pattaya City (l. to Nagyova); reached 2r once; fell 1r twice and in qualifying five times; won first three WTA doubles titles.

2000 - Fell 1r twice; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1999 - Fell in WTA qualifying 12 times (incl. all four majors); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit; suffered fractured clavicle and rib in a car accident in the fall.

1998 - Reached 2r once (Roland Garros); fell 1r four times (incl. US Open) and in qualifying nine times (incl. other two majors); won three doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1997 - Fell 1r once and in qualifying six times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon); won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1996 - Played first WTA main draw at Chicago, falling 1r; won two doubles titles on ITF Circuit.

1995 - Played WTA qualifying seven times.

1994 - Played WTA qualifying three times; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1993 - Won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

1992 - Played first events of career on ITF Circuit.
DOUBLES
Winner (53): 2012 - Paris [Indoors], Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells, New Haven (all w/Raymond); 2011 - Dubai (w/Martínez Sánchez), Toronto, US Open, Tokyo [Pan Pacific], WTA Finals (all w/Raymond); 2010 - Auckland, Sydney (both w/Black), Charleston (w/Petrova), Stanford (w/Davenport); 2009 - Paris [Indoors], Dubai, Madrid, Birmingham, Cincinnati (all w/Black); 2008 - Antwerp, Dubai, Berlin, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Stanford, Montréal, US Open, Zürich, WTA Finals (all w/Black); 2007 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors], Antwerp, Dubai, Wimbledon, San Diego, Moscow, Linz, WTA Finals (all w/Black); 2006 - Bangalore, Kolkata (both w/Mirza), Strasbourg (w/Navratilova); 2005 - Rome, Wimbledon (both w/Black); 2004 - Hyderabad (w/Mirza); 2003 - Miami, Warsaw (both w/Maleeva), Sarasota (w/Navratilova), Madrid (w/Craybas), Linz (w/Sugiyama); 2002 - Auckland (w/Arendt); 2001 - Tokyo [Princess Cup] (w/Black), Tokyo [Japan Open] (w/McQuillan), Shanghai (w/Nemeckova).
Finalist (39): 2013 - Paris [Indoors], Charleston (both w/Hlavackova), Tokyo [Pan Pacific] (w/H.Chan); 2012 - Sydney, Birmingham, Eastbourne (all w/Raymond); 2011 - Doha, Miami (both w/Petrova), Eastbourne, Stanford (both w/Raymond); 2010 - Australian Open, Paris [Indoors] (both w/Black), Birmingham (w/Mattek-Sands), US Open (w/Petrova); 2009 - US Open, WTA Finals (both w/Black); 2008 - Doha, Miami, Moscow, Linz (all w/Black); 2007 - Miami, Toronto, New Haven (all w/Black); 2006 - Miami, Eastbourne (both w/Navratilova), Amelia Island (w/Mirza), Birmingham (w/Craybas), Luxembourg (w/Groenefeld), Zürich (w/Srebotnik); 2005 - Doha, Berlin, Roland Garros (all w/Black); 2004 - Gold Coast (w/Maleeva), Wimbledon (w/Sugiyama), Montréal (w/Tanasugarn), Philadelphia (w/Morariu); 2001 - Pattaya City (w/Prakusya); 2000 - Kuala Lampur (w/Webb); 1998 - Warsaw (w/Kschwendt).

MIXED DOUBLES
Winner (2): 2010 - US Open (w/B.Bryan); 2009 - Roland Garros (w/B.Bryan).
Finalist (3): 2008 - US Open (w/J.Murray); 2005 - Australian Open (w/Ullyett); 2001 - Wimbledon (w/M.Bryan).

ADDITIONAL
South African Fed Cup Team, 1998-2000, 2003; American Fed Cup Team, 2008-13; South African Olympic Team, 2000; American Olympic Team, 2008.

Overall Stats

YTD Career
WTA Singles Titles 0 0
WTA Doubles Titles 0 53
ITF Women's Circuit Singles Titles 0 0
ITF Women's Circuit Doubles Titles 0 11
Prize Money $100,052 $6,287,881
W/L - Singles 0 - 0 175 - 159
W/L - Doubles 16 - 17 790 - 395

Grand Slam History

Singles

W/L   1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
1 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 US OPEN 1r - - - - - - -
W/L   1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991
1 / 1 FRENCH OPEN 2r - - - - - - -
0 / 1 US OPEN 1r - - - - - - -

Doubles

W/L   2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007
38 / 15 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r 3r QF SF F QF QF W
39 / 19 FRENCH OPEN 3r 1r 1r SF SF SF SF SF
50 / 17 WIMBLEDON 2r 3r SF QF SF SF SF W
41 / 15 US OPEN - 3r 3r W F F W 2r
W/L   2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
38 / 15 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 3r 2r SF - 3r 2r -
39 / 19 FRENCH OPEN 2r F 1r 1r SF 2r QF
50 / 17 WIMBLEDON QF W F 3r 2r 1r 2r
41 / 15 US OPEN 3r - QF QF 2r 2r 2r
W/L   1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993
38 / 15 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 1r 1r - - 2r - -
39 / 19 FRENCH OPEN 3r 1r 2r - 1r - -
50 / 17 WIMBLEDON SF 1r 1r - 1r - -
41 / 15 US OPEN QF 1r - 1r 1r - -

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Liezel Huber Results

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Current WTA Rankings

Singles Road to Singapore Doubles
- 9999 51

Rankings Breakdown

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 29
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 10
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 29
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q 59
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
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Rankings History

Year Season-ending Singles Season-ending Doubles
2003 765 12
2002 220 18
2001 180 21
2000 444 43
1999 299 37
1998 148 57
1997 149 106
1996 212 130
1995 356 181
1994 287 112
1993 581 388
1992 778 338
Career-high Singles Career-high Doubles
29-Mar-1999 (131) 12-Nov-2007 (1)

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Ranking Points
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Rankings Breakdown

  • Singles
    Doubles

Grand Slams

Date Tournament Round Points
24/06/2002 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 17
27/05/2002 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 17
14/01/2002 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 29
30/08/1999 US OPEN Q - R128 2
21/06/1999 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
24/05/1999 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2
18/01/1999 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R32 10
31/08/1998 US OPEN R16 29
22/06/1998 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
25/05/1998 FRENCH OPEN Q 59
Date Tournament Round Points
19/01/1998 AUSTRALIAN OPEN Q - R64 2
23/06/1997 WIMBLEDON Q - R64 2
26/05/1997 FRENCH OPEN Q - R64 2

Tour Championships

Date Tournament Round Points

Premier Events

Date Tournament Round Points

Internationals

Date Tournament Round Points

Fed Cup

Date Tournament Round Points

Tier 1-5

Date Tournament Round Points
19/05/2003 MADRID Q - R16 3
24/02/2003 SCOTTSDALE Q - R16 4
13/10/2002 ZURICH Q - Q 14
07/10/2002 FILDERSTADT Q - R32 1
13/05/2002 ROME Q - R64 1
06/05/2002 BERLIN Q - R32 1
15/04/2002 CHARLESTON Q - R32 1
08/04/2002 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 1
06/03/2002 INDIAN WELLS Q - R64 1
29/01/2002 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
31/12/2001 AUCKLAND Q - R16 4
05/11/2001 PATTAYA CITY S 50
01/10/2001 TOKYO - JAPAN OPEN Q - R16 3
17/09/2001 TOKYO (TOYOTA) S 67
21/05/2001 MADRID Q - R32 1
16/04/2001 CHARLESTON Q 13
19/02/2001 DUBAI Q - R16 12
12/02/2001 DOHA S 15
29/01/2001 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
31/12/2000 AUCKLAND Q - R16 4
Date Tournament Round Points
06/11/2000 KUALA LUMPUR S 13
18/04/2000 HILTON HEAD Q 10
07/06/1999 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
10/05/1999 BERLIN Q - R16 7
03/05/1999 ROME Q - R32 1
26/04/1999 HAMBURG Q - R32 1
05/04/1999 ESTORIL Q - R16 2
15/03/1999 MIAMI Q - R16 10
01/02/1999 TOKYO (PAN PACIFIC) Q - R32 1
04/01/1999 GOLD COAST Q - R16 4
Date Tournament Round Points
16/11/1998 PATTAYA CITY R32 1
09/11/1998 PHILADELPHIA Q - R32 1
10/08/1998 BOSTON S 12
13/07/1998 WARSAW Q - R32 1
06/07/1998 PRAGUE Q - R32 1
08/06/1998 BIRMINGHAM Q - R32 1
27/04/1998 BOL Q - R16 4
23/02/1998 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - R32 1
16/02/1998 BOGOTA R32 1
05/01/1998 GOLD COAST Q - R32 1
Date Tournament Round Points
17/11/1997 PATTAYA CITY S 8
10/11/1997 PHILADELPHIA Q - R16 5
09/06/1997 BIRMINGHAM Q - R16 4
31/03/1997 HILTON HEAD Q - R32 1
17/02/1997 OKLAHOMA CITY Q - Q 7
28/10/1996 CHICAGO R32 1
18/09/1995 TOKYO (NICHIREI) Q - R32 0
11/09/1995 NAGOYA Q - R16 0
19/06/1995 EASTBOURNE Q - R32 0
22/05/1995 STRASBOURG Q - Q 0
Date Tournament Round Points
08/05/1995 PRAGUE Q - R16 0
03/04/1995 AMELIA ISLAND Q - R32 0
30/01/1995 AUCKLAND Q - R16 0
31/10/1994 QUEBEC CITY Q - R16 0
19/09/1994 TOKYO (NICHIREI) Q - R16 0
22/08/1994 SCHENECTADY Q - R32 0

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