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Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Chanda Rubin's Bio

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  • One of the few Louisiana natives to make it on the pro tennis circuit, the Lafayette native became an international star and a frequent contender for the most prized titles in tennis, highlighted by capturing a Grand Slam win in doubles at the Australian Open and a Wimbledon Juniors singles crown. Rubin earned just under $4.47 million in winning seven titles on the Women’s Tennis Association Tour and two more International Tennis Federation events. Rubin compiled a career singles record of 399-254 and was ranked as high as No. 6 in the world in April 1996. That lofty ranking came three months after she reached the semifinals of the Australian Open, her deepest run in a Grand Slam singles event. She also reached the French Open quarters (1995, 2000, 2003), Wimbledon’s fourth round (2002) and the U.S. Open fourth round (1995, 2002). She won the 1992 Wimbledon Junior Singles Championship at the age of 16. In doubles, Rubin enjoyed even more Grand Slam success. She posted a 226-160 career record with 10 WTA and three ITF tournament crowns and achieved her highest world ranking at No. 9 in 1996. She teamed with Aranxta Sanchez-Vicario to win the 1996 Australian Open doubles title and also reached the 1999 U.S. Open finals as well as the semis at Wimbledon in 2002 and French Open in 2003. Rubin is a member of the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame and USTA’s Southern Tennis Hall of Fame, and is a respected spokesperson for her sport locally and globally. Born 2/18/76 in Lafayette.
     

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