Stéphane Huet

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Stéphane Huet
Country (sports) France France
Born (1971-04-25) 25 April 1971 (age 47)
Paris, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 1990
Plays Left-handed
Prize money $529,583
Career record 14–39
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 96 (10 July 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1999)
French Open 2R (1993, 1999)
Wimbledon 2R (2000, 2001)
US Open 1R (1999, 2000)
Career record 2–5
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 292 (5 February 1996)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open 2R (1994, 2000)

Stéphane Huet (born 25 April 1971) is a former professional tennis player from France.[1]

Huet appeared in a total of 16 Grand Slam tournaments during his career. When he made his Grand Slam tournament debut in the 1993 French Open, as a qualifier, he was ranked 297 in the world and had just one tour match to his name.[2] Despite this, in the opening round he managed to defeat seventh-seed Ivan Lendl in four sets. It was the first time since 1978 that Lendl, a three-time French Open winner, had exited the tournament without registering a win. In 1999, Huet made the second round of two Majors, the Australian Open, where he beat Arnaud Di Pasquale and the French Open, where he defeated Hendrik Dreekmann, before losing a five set match to eventual finalist Todd Martin, in a final set tie-break. The Frenchman reached the second round on two further occasions, the 2000 Wimbledon Championships, when he defeated Mahesh Bhupathi, and at the same event a year later, when he had a victory against Markus Hipfl. He also played men's doubles twice and mixed doubles at four Major tournaments.[3]

On the ATP Tour, he was a quarter-finalist at Toulouse in 1998 and also reached the quarter-finals stage at Palermo two years later. In the 2000 Tashkent Open he had a win over Carlos Moyá.[4]

As a coach his students include the French players Irena Pavlovic,[5] Laetitia Sarrazin[6] and Manon Arcangioli.[7]

Challenger titles[edit]

Singles: (2)[edit]

No. Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1. 1999 Budapest, Hungary Clay Austria Werner Eschauer 6–3, 7–5
2. 1999 Hong Kong Hard Japan Gouichi Motomura 6–4, 4–6, 6–1