Liezel Huber

Historic Africans Top WTA Doubles

Zimbabwe’s Cara Black (left) and SA-born Liezel Huber will finish the 2007 Women’s Tennis Association’s Tour Double rankings as the second team in history to finish a season in that position. Picture courtesy WTA. Cara Black from Zimbabwe and recently naturalized American citizen Liezel Huber will conclude the 2007 season as the No. 1 doubles […]

Unearthing Tennis Stars

  Since Amanda Coetzer’s retirement from competitive tennis, South Africa has struggled to unearth a women’s star who has been able to make it big internationally.      

2007 June Woman in Media: Liryn de Jager

  Liryn de Jager grew up in a sports-mad family, and for as long as she can remember, she wanted to be a sports journalist.   Four years ago, Liryn got her first big break in sports journalism, and she hasn’t looked back since.   In fact, the Rapport journalist is now regarded as one […]

Huber claims Paris Open Doubles

Liezel Huber and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have won the Paris Open doubles title on Sunday, after beating the Czech combination of Gabriela Navratilova and Vladimira Uhlirova in a match lasting less than one hour.

Huber Settles in Houston

Liezel Huber, South Africa’s most accomplished current tennis player on the WTA Tour, will be taking up USA citizenship shortly, according to a compelling article for Johannesburg’s The Star newspaper, written by seasoned journalist Kevin McCallum.

Doubles Joy for Huber and Black

South Africa’s Liezel Huber with partner Zimbabwe’s Cara Black have claimed the Australian Open women’s doubles crown at Melbourne Park with a 6-4 6-7(4) 6-1 victory over rising talents Yung-Jan Chan and Chia-Jung Chuang of Chinese Taipei.

Huber/Mirza Exit US Open

Overnight play in Flushing Meadows, New York, saw the exit of the Liezel Huber / Sania Mirza team at the 2006 US Open, after being overpowered 3-6 6-3 7-5 by the 6th-seeded Kveta Peschke and Francesca Schiavone.

Huber and Mirza Progress

South Africa’s surviving women’s competitor in the Flushing Meadows grand slam, Liezel Huber, progressed to the third round with partner Sania Mirza.

Huber Starts Well at US Open

Liezel Huber opened her account overnight at the 2006 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York, when she and doubles parner Indian Sania Mirza defeated their first round opponents, American pair Angela Haynes and Neha Uberio 6-4 6-0.

US Open has First Victim

With two South African women entered for play in the 2006 US Open, the annual grand slam already has a women’s singles qualifier victim in Natalie Grandin.

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