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Wayne Black : biography

14 November 1973 -

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

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.

Doubles finals (33)

Wins

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 in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 1. 25 May 1998 St. Poelten, Austria Clay RSA}} David Adams USA}} Jim Grabb David Macpherson 4–6, 4–6
Winner 1. 15 February 1999 Dubai, UAE Hard AUS}} Sandon Stolle RSA}} David Adams John-Laffnie de Jager 4–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 2. 15 March 1999 Indian Wells, United States Hard AUS}} Sandon Stolle RSA}} Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach 7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 3. 29 March 1999 Miami, United States Hard AUS}} Sandon Stolle GER}} Boris Becker Jan-Michael Gambill 6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 2. 12 April 1999 Chennai, India Hard RSA}} Neville Godwin IND}} Mahesh Bhupathi Leander Paes 6–4, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 3. 19 April 1999 Tokyo, Japan Hard USA}} Brian MacPhie USA}} Jeff Tarango Daniel Vacek 3–4, RET.
Runner-up 4. 31 January 2000 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard AUS}} Andrew Kratzmann RSA}} Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach 4–6, 6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 16–18
Winner 4. 9 October 2000 Hong Kong Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett SVK}} Dominik Hrbatý David Prinosil 6–1, 6–2
Winner 5. 8 January 2001 Chennai, India Hard ZIM}} Byron Black GBR}} Barry Cowan Mosé Navarra 6–4, 6–3
Winner 6. 19 February 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark Hard (i) ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett CZE}} Jiří Novák David Rikl 6–3, 6–3
Winner 7. 9 October 2001 U.S. Open, New York Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Donald Johnson Jared Palmer 7–6(11–9), 2–6, 6–3
Winner 8. 7 January 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 7–5, 6–2
Winner 9. 4 March 2002 San Jose, United States Hard (i) ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett RSA}} John-Laffnie de Jager Robbie Koenig 6–3, 4–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 5. 13 May 2002 Rome, Italy Clay ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett CZE}} Martin Damm Cyril Suk 5–7, 5–7
Winner 10. 17 June 2002 London/Queen's Club, England Grass ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett IND}} Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi 7–5, 6–3
Winner 11. 19 August 2002 Washington, D.C., United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 3–6, 6–3, 7–5
Winner 12. 14 October 2002 Lyon, France Carpet ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett BAH}} Mark Knowles Daniel Nestor 6–4, 3–6, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 13. 28 October 2002 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett AUS}} Wayne Arthurs Paul Hanley 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 6. 3 March 2003 Dubai, UAE Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett IND}} Leander Paes David Rikl 3–6, 0–6
Winner 14. 5 May 2003 Munich, Germany Clay ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett AUS}} Joshua Eagle Jared Palmer 6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 7. 6 October 2003 Moscow, Russia Carpet ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett IND}} Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi 3–6, 5–7
Runner-up 8. 20 October 2003 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett IND}} Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi 2–6, 6–2, 3–6
Runner-up 9. 22 March 2004 Indian Wells, United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett FRA}} Arnaud Clément Sébastien Grosjean 3–6, 6–4, 5–7
Winner 15. 5 April 2004 Miami, United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett SWE}} Jonas Björkman Todd Woodbridge 6–2, 7–6(14–12)
Winner 16. 17 May 2004 Hamburg, Germany Clay ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 10. 26 July 2004 Indianapolis, United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett AUS}} Jordan Kerr Jim Thomas 7–6(9–7), 6–7(3–7), 3–6
Runner-up 11. 8 November 2004 Paris, France Carpet ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett SWE}} Jonas Björkman Todd Woodbridge 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 12. 22 November 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 6–4, 5–7, 4–6, 2–6
Winner 17. 31 January 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 13. 4 April 2005 Miami, United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett SWE}} Jonas Björkman Max Mirnyi 1–6, 2–6
Runner-up 14. 8 August 2005 Washington, D.C., United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett USA}} Bob Bryan Mike Bryan 4–6, 2–6
Winner 18. 15 August 2005 Montreal, Canada Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett ISR}} Jonathan Erlich Andy Ram 6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–0
Runner-up 15. 22 August 2005 Cincinnati, United States Hard ZIM}} Kevin Ullyett SWE}} Jonas Björkman Max Mirnyi 6–7(3–7), 2–6
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