Petra Huber
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Petra Huber
Petra Huber
Full namePetra Huber
Country (sports) Austria
Born (1966-02-15) 15 February 1966 (age 53)
Prize money$161,735
Singles
Career record62-69
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 37 (1 October 1984)
Grand Slam Singles results
French Open3R (1987)
Wimbledon1R (1984, 1986)
US Open4R (1984)
Doubles
Career record19-33
Career titles2 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 64 (15 March 1987)
Grand Slam Doubles results
French Open3R (1984)
Wimbledon1R (1984)
US Open1R (1984, 1985, 1986)

Petra Huber (born 15 February 1966) is a former professional tennis player from Austria.

Biography

Junior career

Before turning professional, Huber competed with success on the junior circuit. In 1982 she partnered with Judith Polz to make the girls' doubles semi-finals at the Australian Open and quarter-finals at the French Open. She was a semi-finalist in the girls' singles event at the 1983 French Open.[1]

Professional tennis

Huber made her first WTA Tour final at the 1984 Miami Classic, which she lost to Laura Arraya. She reached the round of 16 at the 1984 US Open to obtain her highest career ranking of 37 in the world.[2]

In 1986 she won the Spanish Open as an unseeded player. She had a semi-final win over a young Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who was appearing in her first WTA main draw, then beat Italian Laura Garrone in the final. In doubles she was a finalist at three WTA events in 1986, for one win, partnering Petra Keppeler in Bregenz.[3]

Representative

At the 1984 Summer Olympics, Huber was Austria's representative in the women's singles demonstration event.[4]

She featured in a total of 12 Fed Cup ties for Austria. This includes Austria's 1986 Fed Cup campaign, in which they made the final eight of the World Group. In the quarter-final she lost a close three set match to Argentina's top player Gabriela Sabatini.[5]

WTA Tour finals

Singles (1-1)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss April, 1984 Miami, United States $50,000 Clay Peru Laura Arraya 3-6, 2-6
Win May, 1986 Barcelona, Spain $50,000 Clay Italy Laura Garrone 7-6, 6-0

Doubles (2-2)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win April, 1984 Taranto, Italy $50,000 Clay Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole? Soviet Union Elena Eliseenko
Soviet Union Natasha Reva
6-3, 6-3
Loss May, 1986 Barcelona, Spain $50,000 Clay West Germany Petra Keppeler Czechoslovakia Iva Buda?ová
France Catherine Tanvier
2-6, 1-6
Win July, 1986 Bregenz, Austria $50,000 Clay West Germany Petra Keppeler Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Sabrina Gole?
Denmark Tine Scheuer-Larsen
6-2, 6-4
Loss December, 1986 São Paulo, Brazil $50,000 Clay Peru Laura Gildemeister Brazil Neige Dias
Brazil Patricia Medrado
6-4, 4-6, 6-7

References

  1. ^ "ITF Tennis - Juniors - Player Profile - Huber, Petra (AUT)". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Gerulaitis Triumphs in 5 Sets". New York Times. 2 September 1984. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Bregenz - 14 July - 20 July 1986". ITF. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Horvath and Jaeger Win". New York Times. 7 August 1984. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Czechs, Argentines Advance". New York Times. 25 July 1986. Retrieved 2017.

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