Chanda Rubin

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Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin at the 2010 US Open 01.jpg
Chanda Rubin playing in the U.S. Open Champions Team Tennis September 9, 2010
Country United States United States
Residence Lafayette, Louisiana, US
Born (1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 38)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro August 1991
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money US$4,469,990
Singles
Career record 399–254
Career titles 7 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest ranking No. 6 (April 8, 1996)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open SF (1996)
French Open QF (1995, 2000, 2003)
Wimbledon 4R (2002)
US Open 4R (1992, 1995, 2002)
Doubles
Career record 226–160
Career titles 10 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest ranking No. 9 (April 15, 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (1996)
French Open SF (2003)
Wimbledon SF (2002)
US Open F (1999)
Last updated on: December 11, 2009.

Chanda Rubin (born February 18, 1976) is an American tennis player. Winning seven WTA Tour singles titles, she reached her highest ranking World No. 6 on April 8, 1996, after reaching semifinals at the 1996 Australian Open. Rubin is also former World No. 9 in doubles, winning the Australian Open in 1996 partnering with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Tennis career[edit]

Throughout her long career, she has been ranked as high as No. 6 in the world even though she has been plagued by injuries. Rubin was the third African-American woman in the Open era to reach the top ten after Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil.

Rubin reached the quarterfinals at the French Open in 1995, 2000, and 2003; in 1995 on her way to the quarterfinals she defeated Jana Novotná 7–6, 4–6, 8–6 after falling behind 0–5, 0-40 in the third set and after saving nine match points. Also in 1995 in the second round of Wimbledon, Rubin defeated Patricia Hy-Boulais 7-6, 6-7, 17-15. The 58 games are the most for a women's match.

In 1996, she reached the Australian Open semifinals, defeating Gabriela Sabatini in the fourth round and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 6-4, 2-6, 16-14 in the quarterfinals. The 48 games in the quarterfinal are the most for a women's match at the Australian Open. Rubin lost in the semifinals to Monica Seles 6–7, 6–1, 7–5 despite holding a 5-2 lead in the third set. Rubin rose to her career-high ranking of No. 6 after reaching the final of the Lipton Championships in 1996 where she lost to Steffi Graf.

Rubin has defeated several other top players, including Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, and Serena Williams. Her 2002 upset of Williams in the Los Angeles quarterfinals ended the top-ranked player's winning streak of 21 matches, a stretch that carried Williams through titles at the French Open and Wimbledon.

In 2003, she was invited by Hong Kong Tennis Patrons' Association to play The Hong Kong Ladies Chellenge 2003 but she lost to her compatriot and former Yugoslavian (now Serbian) Monica Seles 7–5, 1–6, 2–6 in the singles final.

Rubin received a wild card into the 2006 US Open, where she lost in the first round to World No. 9 Nicole Vaidišová 6–4, 6–3. Since then Rubin has struggled with injuries.

Rubin was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame on June 29, 2013.

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Slam women's doubles finals (2 (1–1))[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Partner Opponents in Final Score in Final
Winners 1996 Australian Open Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Runner–up 1999 US Open France Sandrine Testud United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 1–6, 4–6

WTA Tour singles finals (19 (7–12))[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
Runner–up 1. November 3, 1991 Scottsdale, United States Hard Belgium Sabine Appelmans 5–7, 1–6
Runner–up 2. February 13, 1994 Chicago, United States Hard Belarus Natasha Zvereva 3–6, 5–7
Runner–up 3. June 25, 1995 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Hard France Nathalie Tauziat 6–3, 0–6, 5–7
Runner–up 4. August 13, 1995 Manhattan Beach, United States Hard Spain Conchita Martínez 6–4, 1–6, 3–6
Runner–up 5. March 30, 1996 Key Biscayne, United States Hard Germany Steffi Graf 1–6, 3–6
Winner 1. February 9, 1997 Linz, Austria Hard (i) Slovakia Karina Habšudová 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 6. November 1, 1998 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Tara Snyder 6–4, 4–6, 6(6)–7
Winner 2. January 17, 1999 Hobart, Australia Hard Italy Rita Grande 6–2, 6–3
Runner–up 7. November 7, 1999 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 1–6, 2–6
Runner–up 8. January 15, 2000 Hobart, Australia Hard Belgium Kim Clijsters 6–2, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 3. November 5, 2000 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Jennifer Capriati 6–4, 6–2
Runner–up 9. May 25, 2002 Madrid, Spain Clay United States Monica Seles 4–6, 2–6
Winner 4. June 22, 2002 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Russia Anastasia Myskina 6–1, 6–3
Winner 5. August 11, 2002 Los Angeles, United States Hard United States Lindsay Davenport 5–7, 7–6, 6–3
Winner 6. May 24, 2003 Madrid, Spain Clay Spain María Sánchez Lorenzo 6–4, 5–7, 6–4
Winner 7. June 21, 2003 Eastbourne, United Kingdom Grass Spain Conchita Martínez 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Runner–up 10. September 14, 2003 Bali, Indonesia Hard Russia Elena Dementieva 2–6, 1–6
Runner–up 11. September 21, 2003 Shangai, China Hard Russia Elena Dementieva 3–6, 6(6)–7
Runner–up 12. October 26, 2003 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Hard (i) Belgium Kim Clijsters 2–6, 5–7

WTA Tour doubles finals (17 (10–7))[edit]

Legend
Tier I (1/1)
Tier II (5/3)
Tier III (1/2)
Tier IV (2/0)
Grand Slam (1/1)
WTA Tour Championship (0/0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
Winners 1. September 26, 1993 Tokyo, Japan Hard United States Lisa Raymond South Africa Amanda Coetzer
United States Linda Wild
6–4, 6–1
Winners 2. January 16, 1994 Hobart, Australia Hard United States Linda Wild Australia Jenny Byrne
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7–5, 4–6, 7–6
Runner–up 1. November 6, 1994 Quebec City, Canada Hard (i) United States Linda Wild South Africa Elna Reinach
France Nathalie Tauziat
4–6, 3–6
Winners 3. May 14, 1995 Prague, Czech Republic Clay United States Linda Wild Sweden Maria Lindström
Sweden Maria Strandlund
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Runner–up 2. October 8, 1995 Zürich, Switzerland Hard (i) Netherlands Caroline Vis United States Nicole Arendt
Netherlands Manon Bollegraf
4–6, 6(4)–7, 4–6
Winners 4. January 28, 1996 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Lindsay Davenport
United States Mary Joe Fernández
7–5, 2–6, 6–4
Winners 5. February 25, 1996 Oklahoma City, United States Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy United States Katrina Adams
United States Debbie Graham
6–4, 6–3
Winners 6. March 17, 1996 Indian Wells, United States Hard Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy France Julie Halard-Decugis
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–1, 6–4
Winners 7. April 14, 1996 Amelia Island, United States Clay Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario United States Meredith McGrath
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–1, 6–1
Runner–up 3. September 21, 1997 Tokyo, Japan Hard France Julie Halard-Decugis United States Monica Seles
Japan Ai Sugiyama
1–6, 0–6
Runner–up 4. September 21, 1997 Quebec City, Canada Carpet France Sandrine Testud United States Lori McNeil
United States Kimberly Po
7–6(3), 5–7, 4–6
Runner–up 5. September 12, 1999 US Open, Flushing Meadows Hard France Sandrine Testud United States Serena Williams
United States Venus Williams
6–4, 1–6, 4–6
Winners 8. October 10, 1999 Filderstadt, Germany Hard (i) France Sandrine Testud Spain Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Latvia Larisa Neiland
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 6. November 14, 1999 Philadelphia, United States Hard France Sandrine Testud United States Lisa Raymond
Australia Rennae Stubbs
1–6, 6(2)–7
Winners 9. July 30, 2000 Stanford, United States Hard France Sandrine Testud Zimbabwe Cara Black
United States Amy Frazier
6–4, 6–4
Winners 10. October 22, 2000 Linz, Austria Carpet France Amélie Mauresmo Japan Ai Sugiyama
France Nathalie Tauziat
6–4, 6–4
Runner–up 7. October 28, 2001 Linz, Austria Hard (i) Belgium Els Callens Serbia and Montenegro Jelena Dokić
Russia Nadia Petrova
1–6, 4–6

ITF Circuit singles finals (2 (2–0))[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. February 5, 1995 Midland, Michigan, United States Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy 6–3, 6–2
2. December 15, 1996 Salzburg, Austria Carpet Croatia Mirjana Lučić 6–1, 6–3

ITF Circuit doubles finals (3 (3–0))[edit]

No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score
1. January 20, 1991 Mission, United States Hard United States Nicole London United States Jessica Emmons
United States Betsy Somerville
6–3, 2–6, 6–4
2. February 5, 1995 Midland, Michigan, United States Hard (i) Netherlands Brenda Schultz-McCarthy United States Laxmi Poruri
United States Varalee Sureephong
6–3, 6–2
3. December 15, 1996 Salzburg, Austria Carpet Croatia Mirjana Lučić Germany Anca Barna
Germany Adriana Barna
6–3, 6–2

Major tournament singles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Career SR
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 4R 2R SF 4R 1R 4R 2R 1R A 4R 4R A A A 0 / 12
French Open A Q2 1R A 1R QF A 2R 4R 2R QF A 4R QF A Q1 A A 0 / 9
Wimbledon A Q1 1R 2R 1R 3R A 1R 3R 1R 1R 1R 4R 3R 1R A A A 0 / 12
US Open 1R 2R 4R 3R 1R 4R A 1R 2R 1R 3R 3R 4R 1R 3R A 1R A 0 / 15
Grand Slam SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 48
WTA Tour Championships A A A A A 1R A A A A 1R A 1R RR A A A A 0 / 4
Year End Ranking 521 83 83 69 23 15 17 30 34 22 13 54 13 9 53 546 481 NR
  • A=did not participate in the tournament
  • SR=the ratio of the number of tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played

Head vs. Head[edit]

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Preceded by
Mary Pierce
WTA Most Improved Player of the Year
1995
Succeeded by
Martina Hingis