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Liezel Huber
Liezel Huber Acura Classic 2007.jpg
Country  United States/ Template:South Africa
Residence Houston, Texas, U.S.
Date of birth August 21, 1976 (1976-08-21) (age 33)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 158 lb (72 kg; 11.3 st)
Turned pro April, 1993
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money $3,949,356
Career record 175–159
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 131 (March 29, 1999)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open Q3 (2002)
French Open 2R (1998)
Wimbledon Q2 (2002)
US Open 1R (1998)
Career record 581–294
Career titles 39 WTA, 11 ITF
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 12, 2007)
Australian Open W (2007)
French Open F (2005)
Wimbledon W (2005, 2007)
US Open W (2008)
WTA Championships W (2007, 2008)
Olympic Games QF (2008)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian Open F (2005)
French Open W (2009)
Wimbledon F (2001)
US Open F (2008)
Last updated on: 14 September 2009.

Liezel Huber (born August 21, 1976 in Durban) is a tennis player from South Africa who competes for, resides in, and is a naturalized citizen of the United States. Huber has won the women's doubles title in Wimbledon in 2005 and the Australian Open in 2007 with partner Cara Black. As of November 12, 2007, she is the co-World No. 1 in Doubles with Cara Black.

In 2005, Huber started a foundation[1] to raise money and gather basic supplies to assist the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

In July 2007, it was revealed that Huber had been sworn in as a U.S. citizen in an expedited process[2] so that she could she could compete for the United States in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in doubles, partnering with former world number 1 (both in singles and doubles) Lindsay Davenport; the pair lost in the quarter-finals.



Huber won the 2004 Hyderabad Open doubles with Sania Mirza and went on to win the 2005 Wimbledon Ladies Doubles with Cara Black. In 2006 she won the Bangalore Open doubles with Sania Mirza and the Strasbourg doubles with Martina Navratilova. 2007 saw her win both the Australian Open and Wimbledon doubles with Cara Black while in 2008 she reached the mixed doubles finals with Jamie Murray. In 2009 the pair were defeated in the Semi Finals at Wimbledon.

Career statistics


Grand Slam finals (10 (5- 5))

Doubles (7 (4-3))

Wins (4)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in final Score in final
2005 Wimbledon Zimbabwe Cara Black Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova
France Amélie Mauresmo
6–2, 6–1
2007 Australian Open Zimbabwe Cara Black Chinese Taipei Chan Yung-jan
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-jung
6–4, 6–7, 6–1
2007 Wimbledon (2) Zimbabwe Cara Black Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Japan Ai Sugiyama
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
2008 US Open Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Samantha Stosur
6–3, 7–6(8)
Runner-ups (3)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in final Score in final
2004 Wimbledon Japan Ai Sugiyama Zimbabwe Cara Black
Australia Rennae Stubbs
6–3, 7–6
2005 French Open Zimbabwe Cara Black Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual
Argentina Paola Suárez
4–6, 6–3, 6–3
2009 US Open Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Venus Williams
United States Serena Williams
2–6, 2–6

Mixed doubles (3 (1-2))

Wins (1)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
2009 French Open United States Bob Bryan United States Vania King
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6, [10–7]
Runner-up (2)
Year Championship Partnering Opponents in Final Score in Final
2001 Wimbledon United States Mike Bryan Czech Republic Leos Friedl
Slovakia Daniela Hantuchova
6–4, 3–6, 2–6
2008 US Open United Kingdom Jamie Murray India Leander Paes
Zimbabwe Cara Black
6–7, 4–6


  1. ^ Liezel's Cause, foundation for the Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans set up by Liezel Huber. Link accessed 2007-08-31.
  2. ^ "Playoffs On The Line As Buzz Host Smash", by Christopher Gerby, Tennis Online, July 25, 2007. Link accessed 2007-08-31.

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