Cara Black

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Black, Cara
Professional career
1998 – 2015
Date of birth 17 February 1979 (age 39)
Country Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Finals[edit]

Doubles[edit]

2005
Luxembourg Luxembourg City (Sep 2005) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 7-5, 6-1.
Russia Moscow (Oct 2005) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-2, 6-4.
Switzerland Zürich (Oct 2005) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs def. Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 6-7(6), 7-6(4), 6-3.
United States Philadelphia (Oct 2005) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs def. United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur, 6-4, 7-6(4).
United States WTA Tour Championships, Los Angeles (Nov 2005) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-4.
2006
Australia Gold Coast (Jan 2006) - Russia Dinara Safina / United States Meghann Shaughnessy def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-2, 6-3.
Japan Tokyo (Jan 2006) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-2, 6-1.
France Paris (Feb 2006) - France Émilie Loit / Czech Republic Květa Peschke def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 7-6(5), 6-4.
United States San Diego (Jul 2006) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs def. Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld / United States Meghann Shaughnessy, 6-2, 6-2.
Canada Canada (Aug 2006) - Russia Nadia Petrova / United States Martina Navratilova def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld, 6-1, 6-2.
Germany Stuttgart (Oct 2006) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-3, 6-4.
Switzerland Zürich (Oct 2006) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs def. South Africa Liezel Huber / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik, 7-5, 7-5.
Spain WTA Tour Championships, Madrid (Nov 2006) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3.
2007
Australia Australian Open, Melbourne (Jan 2007) - Canada Daniel Nestor / Russia Elena Likhovtseva def. Belarus Max Mirnyi / Belarus Victoria Azarenka, 6-4, 6-4.
France Paris (Feb 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Gabriela Navrátilová / Czech Republic Vladimíra Uhlířová, 6-2, 6-0.
Belgium Antwerp (Feb 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber def. Russia Elena Likhovtseva / Russia Elena Vesnina, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1.
United Arab Emirates Dubai (Feb 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber def. Russia Svetlana Kuznetsova / Australia Alicia Molik, 7-6(5), 6-4.
United States Miami (Mar 2007) - United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-4, 3-6, [10-2].
Great Britain Wimbledon (Jul 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber def. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
United States San Diego (Jul 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / South Africa Liezel Huber def. Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Russia Anna Chakvetadze, 7-5, 6-4.
Canada Canada (Aug 2007) - Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-4, 2-6, [10-5].
United States New Haven (Aug 2007) - India Sania Mirza / Italy Mara Santangelo def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-1, 6-2.
Russia Moscow (Oct 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Belarus Victoria Azarenka / Belarus Tatiana Poutchek, 4-6, 6-1, [10-7].
Austria Linz (Oct 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def, Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 6-2, 3-6, [10-8].
Spain WTA Tour Championships, Madrid (Nov 2007) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 5-7, 6-3, [10-8].
2008
Belgium Antwerp (Feb 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Japan Ai Sugiyama, 6-1, 6-3.
Qatar Doha (Feb 2008) - Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Australia Rennae Stubbs def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-1, 5-7, [10-7].
United Arab Emirates Dubai (Feb 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. China Yan Zi / China Zheng Jie, 7-5, 6-2.
United States Miami (Mar 2008) - Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 7-5, 4-6, [10-3].
Germany Berlin (May 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives / Spain María José Martínez Sánchez, 3-6, 6-2, [10-2].
Great Britain Birmingham (Jun 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. France Séverine Brémond Beltrame / Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual, 6-2, 6-1.
Great Britain Eastbourne (Jun 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 2-6, 6-0, [10-8].
United States Stanford (Jul 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Russia Elena Vesnina / Russia Vera Zvonareva, 6-4, 6-3.
Canada Canada (Jul 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Russia Maria Kirilenko / Italy Flavia Pennetta, 6-1, 6-1.
United States US Open, New York City (Sep 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. United States Lisa Raymond / Australia Samantha Stosur, 6-3, 7-6(6).
Russia Moscow (Oct 2008) - Russia Nadia Petrova / Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-4, 6-4.
Switzerland Zürich (Oct 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld / Switzerland Patty Schnyder, 6-1, 7-6(3).
Austria Linz (Oct 2008) - Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik / Japan Ai Sugiyama def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-4, 7-5.
Qatar WTA Tour Championships, Doha (Nov 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / Australia Rennae Stubbs, 6-1, 7-5.
2009
France Paris (Feb 2009) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / United States Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 3-6, [10-4].
United Arab Emirates Dubai (Feb 2009) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Russia Maria Kirilenko / Poland Agnieszka Radwańska, 6-3, 6-3.
Spain Madrid (May 2009) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Czech Republic Květa Peschke / United States Lisa Raymond, 4-6, 6-3, [10-6].
Great Britain Birmingham (Jun 2009) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. United States Raquel Kops-Jones / United States Abigail Spears, 6-1, 6-4.
United States Cincinnati (Aug 2009) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives / Spain María José Martínez Sánchez, 6-3, 0-6, [10-2].
United States US Open, New York City (Sep 2009) - United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-2, 6-2.
Qatar WTA Tour Championships, Doha (Oct 2009) - Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives / Spain María José Martínez Sánchez def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 7-6(0), 5-7, [10-7].
2010
New Zealand Auckland (Jan 2010) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. South Africa Natalie Grandin / United States Laura Granville, 7-6(4), 6-2.
Australia Sydney (Jan 2010) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber def. Italy Tathiana Garbin / Russia Nadia Petrova, 6-1, 3-6, [10-3].
Australia Australian Open, Melbourne (Jan 2010) - United States Serena Williams / United States Venus Williams def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, 6-4, 6-3.
France Paris (Feb 2010) - Czech Republic Iveta Benešová / Czech Republic Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Liezel Huber, walkover.
Poland Warsaw (May 2010) - Spain Virginia Ruano Pascual / United States Meghann Shaughnessy def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / China Yan Zi, 6-3, 6-4.
Great Britain Birmingham (Jun 2010) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / United States Lisa Raymond def. United States Liezel Huber / United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands, 6-3, 3-2, retired.
2013
New Zealand Auckland (Dec 2012) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / Australia Anastasia Rodionova def. Germany Julia Görges / Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova, 2-6, 6-2, [10-5].
Spain Madrid (May 2013) - Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova / Czech Republic Lucie Šafářová def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / New Zealand Marina Erakovic, 6-2, 6-4.
France Strasbourg (May 2013) - Japan Kimiko Date-Krumm / South Africa Chanelle Scheepers def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / New Zealand Marina Erakovic, 6-4, 3-6, [14-12].
Great Britain Birmingham (Jun 2013) - Australia Ashleigh Barty / Australia Casey Dellacqua def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / New Zealand Marina Erakovic, 7-5, 6-4.
Japan Tokyo (Sep 2013) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza def.Chinese Taipei Chan Hao-ching / United States Liezel Huber, 4-6, 6-0, [11-9].
China Beijing (Sep 2013) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza def. Russia Vera Dushevina / Spain Arantxa Parra Santonja, 6-2, 6-2.
2014
United States Indian Wells (Mar 2014) - Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / China Peng Shuai def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza, 7-6(5), 6-2.
Germany Stuttgart (Apr 2014) - Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza, 6-2, 6-3.
Portugal Estoril (Apr 2014) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza def. Czech Republic Eva Hrdinová / Russia Valeria Solovyeva, 6-4, 6-3.
Canada Canada (Aug 2014) - Italy Sara Errani / Italy Roberta Vinci def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza, 7-6(4), 6-3.
Japan Tokyo (Sep 2014) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza def. Spain Garbiñe Muguruza / Spain Carla Suárez Navarro, 6-2, 7-5.
China Wuhan (Sep 2014) - Switzerland Martina Hingis / Italy Flavia Pennetta def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / France Caroline Garcia, 6-4, 5-7, [12-10].
China Beijing (Sep 2014) - Czech Republic Andrea Hlaváčková / China Peng Shuai def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza, 6-4, 6-4.
Singapore WTA Finals, Singapore (Oct 2014) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Sania Mirza def. Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-wei / China Peng Shuai, 6-1, 6-0.

Mixed Doubles[edit]

United States US Open, New York City (Sep 2008) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes def. United States Liezel Huber / Great Britain Jamie Murray, 7-6(6), 6-4.
Great Britain Wimbledon (Jun 2009) - Bahamas Mark Knowles / Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld def. India Leander Paes / Zimbabwe Cara Black, 7-5, 6-3.
United States US Open, New York City (Sep 2009) - United States Carly Gullickson / United States Travis Parrott def. Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes, 6-2, 6-4.
Australia Australian Open, Melbourne (Jan 2010) - Zimbabwe Cara Black / India Leander Paes def. Russia Ekaterina Makarova / Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský, 7-5, 6-3.
Great Britain Wimbledon (Jun 2010) - India Leander Paes / Zimbabwe Cara Black def. South Africa Wesley Moodie / United States Lisa Raymond, 6-4, 7-6(5).

Grand Slam[edit]

Singles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
AUS 1R 2R 2R 2R 1R 2R 1R
FRA 2R 1R 2R 4R 1R 2R 1R
GBR 3R 1R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R 3R 1R
USA 2R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R

Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015
AUS 1R 1R 2R 1R 3R 1R 2R QF W QF QF F QF 3R QF 1R
FRA 1R 2R 3R 3R SF 3R F QF SF SF SF 3R QF QF
GBR 1R 2R 1R 2R SF 3R W W SF W SF SF 3R 3R 2R 2R QF
USA 1R 1R F SF SF SF 3R QF QF 2R W F SF 3R SF

Mixed Doubles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015
AUS 2R 2R 1R 1R 2R QF 1R 1R QF 2R W 2R 1R 1R QF
FRA 3R 3R 1R W SF F 2R 1R 1R 2R 2R QF SF 2R
GBR 3R 3R 1R 2R 1R 3R W 2R SF QF 3R F W QF 3R 2R 3R
USA 2R 2R QF QF SF 2R 2R 1R 1R W F QF 1R QF

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Singles Doubles Mixed Doubles
2000, Sydney 1R
2004, Athens 2R
2008, Beijing 1R

Masters Series[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Hilton Head Rome Berlin Canada Zürich Moscow
1998 1R
1999 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Hilton Head Berlin Rome Canada Zürich Moscow
2000 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome Canada Moscow Zürich
2001 2R 3R 2R 1R 1R 1R
2002 4R 4R 2R 1R 1R
2003 3R 2R 1R 3R 2R
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome San Diego Canada Moscow Zürich
2004 1R 2R 1R 1R 1R 1R
2006 2R
Year Doha Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome Canada Tokyo Moscow
2008 1R

Doubles[edit]

Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Hilton Head Rome Berlin Canada Zürich Moscow
1998 1R QF
1999 2R SF 2R 1R 2R
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Hilton Head Berlin Rome Canada Zürich Moscow
2000 QF 1R 2R 2R 1R QF QF
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome Canada Moscow Zürich
2001 1R 2R QF F W SF 1R
2002 1R 2R 2R SF SF 2R
2003 QF QF 2R QF 2R 2R SF SF
Year Tokyo Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome San Diego Canada Moscow Zürich
2004 W 2R 1R SF QF 1R W W
2005 QF 2R F W SF QF F W
2006 F 2R 1R 2R SF W F 1R W
2007 F SF SF SF W F W SF
Year Doha Indian Wells Miami Charleston Berlin Rome Canada Tokyo Moscow
2008 F F SF W QF W F
Year Doha, Dubai Indian Wells Miami Madrid Rome Cincinnati Canada Tokyo Beijing
2009 W 2R 2R W QF W SF SF QF
2010 SF QF 1R 1R 2R QF 2R
Year Doha, Dubai Indian Wells Miami Madrid Rome Canada Cincinnati Tokyo Beijing
2013 2R 2R 2R F 1R W W
Year Doha, Dubai Indian Wells Miami Madrid Rome Canada Cincinnati Wuhan Beijing
2014 QF F SF QF QF F 2R F F

Junior tour[edit]

Junior tennis career
Junior career 1992 – 1997
Country Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
Singles Win/Loss record 154–40
Doubles Win/Loss record 114–33
Singles High Ranking 1 (31 December 1997)

Grand Slam[edit]

Singles
Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
AUS
FRA 2R 1R F
GBR 1R 1R 1R 2R W
USA W
Doubles
Tournament 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
AUS
FRA SF 1R W
GBR 2R 1R W QF W
USA F

Year-end ranking[edit]

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Singles ranking 189 44 51 43 57 56 52 134 174 284 660
Doubles ranking 3 9 9 3 1 5 1 1 1 13 77 624 13 4 109

Weeks as World Number 1[edit]

Doubles[edit]

No. Start date End date Weeks Total Won From Lost To
20 17 October 2005 5 February 2006 16 16 Spain Ruano Pascual Australia Stosur
11 June 2007 24 June 2007 2 18 United States Raymond United States Raymond
9 July 2007 11 November 2007 18 36 United States Raymond Zimbabwe C Black
United States Huber
12 November 2007 18 April 2010 127 163 Zimbabwe C Black United States Huber

See also[edit]