13 Facts About Anke Huber


Anke Huber was born on 4 December 1974 and is a German retired top-five professional tennis player.


Anke Huber was the runner-up in women's singles at the 1996 Australian Open and the 1995 WTA Finals.


Anke Huber finished inside the top twenty for ten seasons, and achieved a career-high ranking of four in October 1996.


Anke Huber started playing tennis at the age of seven, after being introduced to the game by her father, Edgar.


Anke Huber was a semifinalist at Wimbledon's junior tournament in 1990.


Anke Huber made her Grand Slam tournament debut at the 1990 Australian Open, a year before she graduated from high school.


Anke Huber was the runner-up in her next event, losing in Bayonne to Nathalie Tauziat in straight sets.


Anke Huber became Germany's top female tennis player upon Steffi Graf's retirement in 1999.


Only two years later it was Anke Huber's turn to hang up her racquet.


Anke Huber cited a persistent ankle injury and the desire for a "normal life" as the reasons for her retirement.


Anke Huber originally planned to quit after the 2002 Australian Open, her favorite tournament, but changed her mind when she unexpectedly qualified for the year-ending Sanex Championships in Germany.


Anke Huber represented her country at three levels: the Olympic Games in 1992 in Barcelona and in 1996 in Atlanta; the Fed Cup from 1990 through 1998 and in 2000 and 2001, helping Germany to victory in 1992 by beating Spain's Conchita Martinez in the final; and the Hopman Cup, which she won with Boris Becker in 1995.


In 2002, Anke Huber accepted a role with the German Tennis Federation and became the co-tournament director for the annual Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA tournament in Filderstadt, Germany.