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Wayne Hamilton Black (born 17 November 1973, in Harare), is a former professional male tennis player from Zimbabwe.

Wayne Black
Country (sports) Zimbabwe
ResidenceHarare, Zimbabwe
Born (1973-11-14) 14 November 1973 (age 45)
Salisbury, Rhodesia
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro1994
Retired2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$3,300,258
Singles
Career record78–103
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 69 (30 March 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open4R (1999)
French Open1R (1997, 1998, 1999)
Wimbledon3R (2001)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record319–202
Career titles18
Highest rankingNo. 4 (31 January 2005)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2005)
French OpenQF (2004)
WimbledonSF (1997, 1998, 2005)
US OpenW (2001)
Mixed doubles
Career titles2
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
French OpenW (2002)
WimbledonW (2004)
Last updated on: 6 September 2017.

Black is the son of Donald and Velia Black and the brother of Cara Black and Byron Black, also professional tennis players. He attended the University of Southern California and was an All-American in singles and doubles (1993, 1994). Black retired from the doubles circuit at the end of 2005. He won two men's doubles Grand Slam titles (2001 U.S. Open and 2005 Australian Open) with compatriot Kevin Ullyett and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles (2002 French Open and 2004 Wimbledon) with sister Cara.

As a junior Wayne played league tennis for Highlands Sports Club in Harare.

Black reached his career-high doubles ranking of 4 on 31 January 2005, following his second Grand Slam title win at the 2005 Australian Open with compatriot Kevin Ullyett. Black, like his two siblings, was a doubles specialist.

Career finalsEdit

Doubles (18 titles, 15 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (2–1)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–1)
ATP Masters Series (5–6)
ATP International Series Gold (1–2)
ATP Tour (10–5)
Titles by Surface
Hard (14–11)
Clay (2–2)
Grass (1–0)
Carpet (1–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. 25 May 1998 St. Poelten, Austria Clay   David Adams   Jim Grabb
  David Macpherson
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 February 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard   Sandon Stolle   David Adams
  John-Laffnie de Jager
4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 15 March 1999 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Sandon Stolle   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 3. 29 March 1999 Miami, United States Hard   Sandon Stolle   Boris Becker
  Jan-Michael Gambill
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 12 April 1999 Chennai, India Hard   Neville Godwin   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Leander Paes
6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 19 April 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Brian MacPhie   Jeff Tarango
  Daniel Vacek
3–4, RET.
Runner-up 4. 31 January 2000 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Andrew Kratzmann   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 16–18
Winner 4. 9 October 2000 Hong Kong Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Dominik Hrbatý
  David Prinosil
6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 8 January 2001 Chennai, India Hard   Byron Black   Barry Cowan
  Mosé Navarra
6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 February 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i)   Kevin Ullyett   Jiří Novák
  David Rikl
6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 9 October 2001 U.S. Open, New York City Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Donald Johnson
  Jared Palmer
7–6(11–9), 2–6, 6–3
Winner 8. 7 January 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. 4 March 2002 San Jose, United States Hard (i)   Kevin Ullyett   John-Laffnie de Jager
  Robbie Koenig
6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 13 May 2002 Rome, Italy Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Martin Damm
  Cyril Suk
5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 17 June 2002 London/Queen's Club, England Grass   Kevin Ullyett   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 19 August 2002 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. 14 October 2002 Lyon, France Carpet   Kevin Ullyett   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 13. 28 October 2002 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i)   Kevin Ullyett   Wayne Arthurs
  Paul Hanley
6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 6. 3 March 2003 Dubai, UAE Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Leander Paes
  David Rikl
3–6, 0–6
Winner 14. 5 May 2003 Munich, Germany Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Joshua Eagle
  Jared Palmer
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 6 October 2003 Moscow, Russia Carpet   Kevin Ullyett   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 20 October 2003 Madrid, Spain Hard (i)   Kevin Ullyett   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 22 March 2004 Indian Wells, United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Arnaud Clément
  Sébastien Grosjean
3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 15. 5 April 2004 Miami, United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 7–6(14–12)
Winner 16. 17 May 2004 Hamburg, Germany Clay   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 26 July 2004 Indianapolis, United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jordan Kerr
  Jim Thomas
7–6(9–7), 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 11. 8 November 2004 Paris, France Carpet   Kevin Ullyett   Jonas Björkman
  Todd Woodbridge
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 22 November 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 17. 31 January 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 4 April 2005 Miami, United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 8 August 2005 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
4–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 15 August 2005 Montreal, Canada Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 15. 22 August 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
6–7(3–7), 2–6

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Career SR Career Win-Loss
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 1R A 2R 3R F QF QF 3R QF W A 1 / 9 25–8
French Open A A A A 1R 3R 3R 3R 2R 3R 3R 2R QF 1R A 0 / 10 15–10
Wimbledon A A A A 1R SF SF QF 1R 1R 2R 3R QF SF 1R 0 / 11 21–11
U.S. Open A A A A A SF 1R QF 1R W QF 3R QF SF A 1 / 9 25–8
Grand Slam SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 3 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 1 2 / 39 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–3 10–3 7–4 10–4 6–4 11–3 9–4 7–4 12–4 14–3 0–1 0–0 86–37
Masters Series
Indian Wells A A 1R A A A 1R W 2R 1R QF A F QF A 1 / 8 14–7
Miami A A A A A A 3R W 2R 3R 3R 2R W F A 2 / 8 18–6
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A A A A A 1R 1R 1R F 2R QF 2R A 0 / 7 5–7
Hamburg A A A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 2R W 2R A 1 / 6 5–5
Canada A A A A A A QF 2R A 2R 2R 1R 2R W A 1 / 7 8–6
Cincinnati A A A 2R A A QF QF 1R 1R 2R 1R 2R F A 0 / 9 8–9
Madrid (Stuttgart) A A A A A 2R A A A 2R 2R F A SF A 0 / 5 6–5
Paris A A A 1R A 1R 1R 2R A SF 2R QF F SF A 0 / 9 8–9
Masters Series SR 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 2 0 / 5 2 / 6 0 / 5 0 / 8 0 / 8 0 / 7 2 / 7 1 / 8 0 / 0 5 / 59 N/A
Annual Win-Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–2 0–0 1–2 5–5 11–4 1–5 5–8 9–8 5–7 17–5 17–7 0–0 0–0 72–54
Year End Ranking 541 1056 302 146 158 38 46 14 42 12 13 23 8 5 576 N/A

A = did not attend tournament

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