Chanda Rubin

USA Tennis

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The Short List
  • Australian Open doubles champion in 1996
  • 1995 Pan American doubles' silver medalist in doubles; singles' bronze medalist
  • Champion at 2002 JP Morgan Chase Open
Did You Know?
  • Has her own foundation which helps a variety of deserving causes, from the American Heart Association to the Children's Museum
  • Given the 2002 Family Circle Award for "Player Who makes a Difference"
  • Recovered from a 2001 knee surgery to make a strong comeback in 2003 making the quaterfinals at the French open
  • Conducts over a dozen children's clinic throughout the year and has introduced thousands of kids to the game of tennis
  • Turned pro at age 15 at U.S. Open and reached final of her next tournament at Phoenix
  • USA Magazine named her one of four of its "Most Caring Athletes" in 1997
  • 2003 Fed Cup Team Member
It's Every Day
Rubin is an elite athlete, but she hasn't allowed that to take over her life. She still contributes to many charities and knows the value of being a role model. "I definitely know that there are kids who see me play and look up to me. Maybe they can get some kind of inspiration from what I do, just like I got inspiration from other players who came before me."