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Stephen Huss (/hʌs/; born 10 December 1975), is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Stephen Huss
Country (sports) Australia
ResidenceMelbourne, Australia
Born (1975-12-10) 10 December 1975 (age 43)
Bendigo, Australia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2000
Retired2011
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
CollegeAuburn Tigers
Prize money$1,010,831
Singles
Career record0–0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 807 (19 March 2001)
Doubles
Career record126–171
Career titles4
Highest rankingNo. 21 (26 June 2006)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open2R (2005, 2007, 2009)
French Open3R (2008, 2010, 2011)
WimbledonW (2005)
US Open1R (2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Along with partner Wesley Moodie, he became the first qualifier to win the Wimbledon men's doubles championship in 2005,[1][2] beating the 6th, 9th, 3rd, 1st & 2nd seeds in the process. His Wimbledon title was only his second doubles title on the ATP tour after his 2002 success at Casablanca with Myles Wakefield.

Huss played tennis collegiately at Auburn University in the United States from 1996 to 2000, where he was an All-American in doubles in 1998[3] and in singles in 2000.[4] Huss played in the NCAA Tournament in both of those years for the Tigers.[5][6] An All-SEC selection in 1998, he was the 1999 National Clay Court Champion along with partner Tiago Ruffoni. His 93 career doubles victories is an Auburn record.

His grand slam success saw him soar from 101st to 32nd place in the ATP Doubles ranking. He reached a career high 21st place in June 2006.[7]

Huss retired from professional tennis after the 2011 US Open.[8]

He currently resides in Lake Nona, Florida USA, with his wife, former professional tennis player Milagros Sequera, whom he married in Australia on 29 December 2009. They have two kids Noah and Kensi.

In June 2012, Huss accepted an assistant coaching position with Virginia Tech Men's Tennis under head coach Jim Thompson. Under Thompson, Huss and the Hokies experienced great success including a school high ranking of 14 and developing Joao Monteiro who is now currently top 250 in the world[9]

He now is a United States Tennis Association National team coach where he is working with top American female players

Contents

Major finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1–0)Edit

Wins (1)
Year Championship Partner Opponent in Final Score in Final
2005 Wimbledon   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3

ATP career finalsEdit

Doubles: 12 (4–8)Edit

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (0–0)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (0–1)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (0–1)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (3–6)
Titles by Surface
Hard (2–4)
Grass (1–0)
Clay (1–1)
Carpet (0–3)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent in the final Score in the final
Winner 1. 14 April 2002 Grand Prix Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco Clay   Myles Wakefield   Martín García
  Luis Lobo
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2. 3 July 2005 Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom Grass   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Runner-up 1. 30 October 2005 Davidoff Swiss Indoors, Basel, Switzerland Carpet (i)   Wesley Moodie   Agustín Calleri
  Fernando González
5–7, 5–7
Runner-up 2. 4 February 2007 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, Delray Beach, United States Hard   James Auckland   Hugo Armando
  Xavier Malisse
3–6, 7–6(7–4), [5–10]
Runner-up 3. 7 October 2007 Japan Open Tennis Championships, Tokyo, Japan Hard   Frank Dancevic   Jordan Kerr
  Robert Lindstedt
4–6, 4–6
Winner 3 28 September 2008 China Open, Beijing, China Hard   Ross Hutchins   Ashley Fisher
  Bobby Reynolds
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 4. 6 October 2008 Kremlin Cup, Moscow, Russia Carpet (i)   Ross Hutchins   Sergiy Stakhovsky
  Potito Starace
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [6–10]
Runner-up 5. 20 October 2008 Grand Prix de Tennis de Lyon, Lyon, France Carpet (i)   Ross Hutchins   Michaël Llodra
  Andy Ram
3–6, 7–5, [8–10]
Runner-up 6. 25 March 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, United States Hard   Ashley Fisher   Max Mirnyi
  Andy Ram
7–6(7–4), 2–6, [6–10]
Runner-up 7. 10 April 2010 ATP Houston, Houston, United States Clay   Wesley Moodie   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 5–7
Winner 4. 31 October 2010 Open Sud de France, Montpellier, France Hard (i)   Ross Hutchins   Marc López
  Eduardo Schwank
6–2, 4–6, [10-8]
Runner-up 8. 15 January 2011 Heineken Open, Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Johan Brunström   Marcel Granollers
  Tommy Robredo
4–6, 6–7(6–8)

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R 1R 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R 1R 2R 2R 1R 0 / 11 4–11
French Open A A A 2R 1R 1R A 2R 1R 3R 1R 3R 3R 0 / 9 8–9
Wimbledon A A A 1R 1R 2R W 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R 3R 1 / 10 13–10
U.S. Open A A A 1R A A 1R 1R A 1R 1R 1R 1R 0 / 7 0–7
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 37 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–4 0–3 1–3 7–2 3–4 2–3 3–4 1–4 3–4 4–4 N/A 25–36
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A A A 2R A A A 1R A 0 / 2 1–2
Miami A A A 2R A A A 1R A A F 1R A 0 / 4 5–4
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 2R A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Rome A A A A A A A 1R A A 1R A A 0 / 2 0–2
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A A A A A A QF A A 0 / 1 2–1
Canada A A A A A A 1R A A A A A A 0 / 1 0–1
Cincinnati A A A A A A QF A A A 1R A A 0 / 2 2–2
Shanghai Not Held 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1
Paris A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A A NM1 0 / 0 0–0
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 5 0 / 2 0 / 14 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 2–2 1–4 0–0 0–0 6–5 0–2 N/A 10–14
Year End Ranking 581 277 126 72 113 107 22 55 70 56 45 60 N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Qualifiers win men's doubles, espn.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ Moodie is revived by Wimbledon win, cnn.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015
  3. ^ 1999 All-America Awards[permanent dead link], itatennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  4. ^ 2000 All-America Awards Archived 10 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine, itatennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  5. ^ SEC Men’s Tennis Record Book, assets.espn.go.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  6. ^ Auburn Men's Tennis Outlasts California 4-3 In NCAA First Round At Stanford, gostanford.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  7. ^ ITF Tennis - Pro Circuit - Player Profile - HUSS, Stephen (AUS), itftennis.com. Date accessed: 8 December 2015
  8. ^ A Look Back at the 2011 Grand Slam Champions, longislandtennismagazine.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015
  9. ^ Huss named men's tennis assistant coach, hokiesports.com. Date accessed: 7 December 2015

External linksEdit