Two-time US Open doubles champion Liezel Huber (pictured above, left) has announced her retirement at the conclusion of her run in Flushing Meadows this summer.
Born in South Durban, Africa, Huber first began playing on the ITF circuit in 1992 and clinched her first ITF doubles title in 1994 in Mexico with partner Mariaan de Swardt.
Since then, the naturalized American has amassed 53 doubles titles. She finished at No. 1 in the world doubles rankings four years (2007-2009, 2011) and was as high as No. 131 in singles. Huber represented the U.S. on the Fed Cup team and was a three-time Olympian, making it to the quarterfinals with Lindsay Davenport in Beijing in 2008.
In her career, Huber won seven Grand Slam doubles crowns. She won the 2005 Wimbledon, 2007 Australian Open and Wimbledon and 2008 US Open women's doubles titles with longtime partner Cara Black, as well as the 2011 US Open with Lisa Raymond. Huber also holds a French and US Open mixed doubles titles with partner and fellow Team USA member Bob Bryan.
Besides her on-court wins, Huber has served as a role model for fellow players, winning the WTA’s Humanitarian of the Year award twice (2005, 2007) and two WTA Player Service Awards (2008-09).
Huber resides in Texas with her husband Tony and son Joshua. In 2007, the couple purchased a 10-acre ranch and transformed the property into the Huber Tennis Ranch, providing premier and affordable tennis lessons to players of all ages in the Houston area.