No Longer Co-Ranked with Cara Black, Liezel Huber Reigns as No. 1
After sharing the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s world No. 1 ranking with doubles partner Cara Black for over two years, American Liezel Huber has taken over the top spot from the South African player.
Huber joined Black at No.1 on November 12, 2007 and since then the duo has reigned supreme together and dominated the tennis circuit.
But after playing (and winning) a WTA event with another partner for the first time since then, Huber notches her 128th straight week as No.1 in doubles. The points she accrued at the Family Circle Cup gave her the edge to overtake Black on the rankings.
Much speculation was made about why Huber was competing in Charleston without Black, but at the end of the tournament, although Huber said that she would enjoy playing with Nadia Petrova again, Liezel did confirm that she and Cara were still a team.
“My situation is kind of up in the air,” Huber said in the post-final press conference. “Cara and I are a team, so I guess if there’s the odd week we don’t have a partner, we’ll definitely call each other or message each other, but it’s been fun.”
Huber is currently in third place on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour’s all-time doubles No. 1 list, ranked just behind her partner Cara Black (163 weeks) and Martina Navratilova (237 weeks).