Several countries compete in the race to make sure that their athletes are in the top run for titles and world positions. They attempt to make their flags raised high in the arenas for various sports so that they can gloat with pride when their athletes receive accolades and acknowledgment.
A country that has consistently managed to maintain this tradition over several decades in the United States of America. It has provided the world with numerous star athletes in every arena imaginable.
One such athlete, hailing from the same country and rising to fame and prestige quickly owing to her close to perfect performances is Andrea Jaeger.
She owes to her name 8 single titles, a feat that is certainly applaudable and worthy of tremendous appreciation and acknowledgment. She was the finalist at two Grand Slams in two consecutive years, namely French Open in 1982 and the US Open in 1983.
The French Open in 1981 provided this star athlete with another laurel to add to her memoir of victories and rewards, as she lifted the doubles title together with her partner Jimmy Arias.
Her numerous accomplishments also enabled her to climb rapidly up the rankings ladder, and at the peak of her career, she was listed as World Number 2, providing her country with another reason to rejoice.
Her career fell prey to injuries early on in her life, forcing her to accept early retirement in 1987. Had this athlete been allowed to continue professional tennis, there is no doubt that she would have gone on to claim even more titles and rewards.
Anke Huber, born on December 4, 1974, was already playing tennis when he was only seven years old. Her father, Edgar, was already in the sport so it wasn’t hard for young Anke to get introduced to the game.
She was able to prove her skill at a tender age when she won the under-12 German Championships three times in 1986, 1987, and 1989. Anke Huber didn’t shy away from the professional game and debuted at the 1990 Australian Open.
She quickly jumped to world number 34 after her debut. She was quick to climb the official ranking as she reached the final of the Australian Open in 1996. She was runner up that year but achieved the world rank 4 that year, which was her career-high. She won Rexona Cup with Mary Pierce the same year. Huber became Germany’s top female tennis player when Steffi Graf retired.
Huber won his place in 23 singles finals in his career. She won 12 out of these. She also reached 29 semi-finals and 50 quarterfinals in singles. She is one of the most fascinating players of her time with a worth estimated to be 4768292 USD.
Huber also represented her country at the top level. She represented her country in Barcelona Olympics in 1992, Atlanta Olympics in 1996, and four Fed cups in 1990, 1998, 2000, and 20001.
She has also won a Hopman cup title, beating Becker in the famous 1995 final. Huber became interested in administrative roles after she retired from professional tennis. She joined the German Tennis Federation as a co-tournament director for Porsche Tennis Grand Prix WTA.