Rumors from this month’s Family Circle Cup when Liezel Huber played with Nadia Petrova turned out to be true – Cara Black and Liezel Huber have split up, which ends one of the most legendary doubles teams of the era.
“On a personal note, my regular doubles partner, Cara Black and I are taking a mutual break from being exclusive doubles partners,” Huber wrote.
“Both Cara and I are entered in Stuttgart with different partners but we continue to strive to do what we love most and that is to compete on the tennis court. I just wanted to thank everybody for their support. It was not any easy decision but we announced it today. We both want to be better players and right now it is best for us to just take a little break. We might get back together and we might not.”
“Do not be surprised to see us playing with each other or with someone else in the next couple of months,” Huber said. “It was not an easy decision. We have had a great partnership and we are appreciative of all the fan support.”
Black and Huber shared the No.1 doubles ranking for over two years and won 29 titles together, including four Grand Slams and two Sony Ericsson Championships titles.
Black has spent the second most weeks in Tour history as the world’s No.1 doubles player, trailing only Martina Navratilova. Huber has spent the third most weeks at No.1.
Cara Black entered the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix with Shahar Peer, while Liezel Huber’s partner at the tournament is Jelena Jankovic. (source: On the Baseline, photo via Sony Ericsson WTA Tour)