Cara Black


BornFebruary 17, 1979


Cara Black is a professional tennis player from Zimbabwe. She has an illustrious profile; she has won 1 WTA Tour singles title and 54 women's doubles titles. Cara has won five Grand Slam women's doubles titles in her career: Wimbledon 2004, 2005, and 2007; Australian Open 2007; and US Open 2008.She has also won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, two of them partnering with her brother Wayne: the 2002 French Open and the 2004 Wimbledon Championships and most recently the 2008 U.S. Open with Leander Paes. From 1996 through to 2000, Black's debu years, she won 8 ITF doubles titles, 1 WTA doubles title in Auckland, and 4 ITF singles titles. Her only WTA singles title came at Waikoloa in 2002. She also won a big ITF doubles tournament in Santa Clara in 1999. 2007 saw Black come back to partner Liezel Huber. They came together successfully, winning the 2007 Australian Open and triumphing at Wimbledon. Black started 2010 strongly by winning two tournaments leading up to the 2010 Australian Open. She and Leander Paes won the mixed doubles in straight setsThe victory also made her achieve a Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. In October 2012, Black competed on two ITF $25,000 events in Australia with Arina Rodionova. The pair won the title in Traralgon. Black returned to the WTA Tour at the ASB Classic, partnering with Anastasia Rodionova in doubles. The pair managed to defeat the top three seeds to win the doubles title.
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