American Liezel Huber is now the only doubles player ranked No.1 on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour. Huber had shared the top position with her doubles partner Cara Black of Zimbabwe since November 12, 2007, but for the first time since then, at the 2010 Family Circle Cup, the American played with another partner , and teamed up with Russian Nadia Petrova won the Charleston tournament. The points Huber won by taking the Family Circle Cup doubles title gave her the edge over Black, who is now ranked No.2.
Questions have been asked whether Huber and Black may have split up, but they are most likely still a team, although Huber would enjoy partnering with Petrova again.
“Cara and I are a team so I guess if there’s the odd week we don’t have a partner, we’ll call each other or message each other,” Huber said of Petrova. “It’s been really fun.” (via On the Baseline, photo: Stephane Martinache)