Stephen Huss (tennis)

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Stephen Huss
Country  Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Born (1975-12-10) 10 December 1975 (age 38)
Bendigo, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2000
Retired 2011
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
College Auburn Tigers
Prize money $1,010,831
Singles
Career record 0–0
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 807 (19 March 2001)
Doubles
Career record 126–171
Career titles 4
Highest ranking No. 21 (26 June 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open 2R (2005, 2007, 2009)
French Open 3R (2008, 2010, 2011)
Wimbledon W (2005)
US Open 1R (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Last updated on: 21 February 2012.

Stephen Huss (born 10 December 1975 in Bendigo, Victoria), is a former professional tennis player from Australia. He is also citizen of Sweden.

Along with partner Wesley Moodie, he became the first qualifier to win the Wimbledon men's doubles championship in 2005, beating the 6th, 9th, 3rd, 1st & 2nd seeds in the process. His Wimbledon title was only his second doubles title on the ATP tour after his 2002 success at Casablanca with Myles Wakefield.

Huss played tennis collegiately at Auburn University in the United States from 1996 to 2000, where he was an All-American in doubles in 1998 and in singles in 2000. Huss played in the NCAA Tournament in both of those years for the Tigers. An All-SEC selection in 1998, he was the 1999 National Clay Court Champion along with partner Tiago Ruffoni. His 93 career doubles victories is an Auburn record.

His grand slam success saw him soar from 101st to 32nd place in the ATP Doubles ranking. He reached a career high 21st place in June 2006.

Huss retired from professional tennis after the 2011 US Open.

He currently resides in San Diego, California, USA, with his wife, former professional tennis player Milagros Sequera, whom he married in Australia on 29 December 2009.

In June 2012, Huss accepted an assistant coaching position with Virginia Tech Men's Tennis under head coach Jim Thompson.

Major finals[edit]

Grand Slam finals[edit]

Doubles: 1 (1–0)[edit]

Wins (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
2005 Wimbledon South Africa Wesley Moodie United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 12 (4–8)[edit]

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–4)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 14 April 2002 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay South Africa Myles Wakefield Argentina Martín García
Argentina Luis Lobo
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 July 2005 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass South Africa Wesley Moodie United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 30 October 2005 Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i) South Africa Wesley Moodie Argentina Agustín Calleri
Chile Fernando González
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 4 February 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard United Kingdom James Auckland United States Hugo Armando
Belgium Xavier Malisse
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 7 October 2007 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard Canada Frank Dancevic Australia Jordan Kerr
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3 28 September 2008 China Open, Beijing, China Hard United Kingdom Ross Hutchins Australia Ashley Fisher
United States Bobby Reynolds
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 6 October 2008 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Carpet (i) United Kingdom Ross Hutchins Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky
Italy Potito Starace
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [6–10]
Runner-up 5. 20 October 2008 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i) United Kingdom Ross Hutchins France Michaël Llodra
Israel Andy Ram
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 6. 25 March 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, United States Hard Australia Ashley Fisher Belarus Max Mirnyi
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 7. 10 April 2010 ATP Houston, Houston, United States Clay South Africa Wesley Moodie United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 31 October 2010 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i) United Kingdom Ross Hutchins Spain Marc López
Argentina Eduardo Schwank
6–2, 4–6, [10-8]
Runner-up 8. 15 January 2011 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard Sweden Johan Brunström Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Tommy Robredo
4–6, 6–7(6–8)

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 4–11
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 9 8–9
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 2R W 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1 / 10 13–10
U.S. Open A A A 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 0–7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–3 1–3 7–2 3–4 2–3 3–4 1–4 3–4 4–4 N/A 25–36
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A 2R A A A 1R A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami A A A 2R A A A 1R A A F 1R A 0 / 4 5–4
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A A A A A A 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A A A A QF A A 0 / 1 2–1
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A QF A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 2–2
Shanghai Not Held 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A NM1 0 / 0 0–0
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 5 0 / 2 0 / 14 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 6–5 0–2 N/A 10–14
Year End Ranking 581 277 126 72 113 107 22 55 70 56 45 60 N/A

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