Chanda Rubin

Chanda Rubin

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Chanda Rubin

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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

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. She also reached the Australian Open semifinals in 1996, defeating Gabriela Sabatini in the fourth round and Arantxa Sánchez Vicario in the quarterfinals before losing to Monica Seles 6–7, 6–1, 7–5. Rubin has defeated several other top players, including Lindsay Davenport, Justine Henin, Amélie Mauresmo, and Serena Williams. Her 2002 upset of Williams 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 final of single.

Rubin received a wild card into the 2006 U.S. Open, where she lost to World No. 9......
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