Chanda Rubin's husband and family life explored as ace joins Wimbledon coverage

Joshua Rogers June 27, 2022
Chanda Rubin's husband and family life explored as ace joins Wimbledon coverage

Former top 10 singles player Chanda Rubin is part of the BBC Wimbledon coverage this year. We find out more about her tennis career, as well as her personal life and marriage.

Chanda Rubin was born to Edward D Rubin, a state judge, and Bernadette Fontenot Rubin in Lafayette, Louisiana, on 18 February 1976.

She turned professional in 1991 aged 19 and won the girls’ singles title at Wimbledon in 1992.

Wimbledon 2021 – BBC Sport Promo Trailer

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In 1996 she was ranked sixth in the world in singles and number nine in doubles. At the time she was only the third black female to crack tennis’ top 10 rankings (along with Zina Garrison and Lori McNeal).

She also made tennis history by playing a 58-game match in 1995 and a 48-game match in 1996. Those marathon matches are said to have had a profound impact on the Williams sisters, who grew up admiring Rubin.

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Did she ever win a Grand Slam?

Rubin is a three-time French Open quarter-finalist (1995, 2000, 2003) and made the semi-finals in 2003 and the Wimbledon semis in 2002. She has never won a singles Grand Slam title.

However, she did win the 1996 Australian Open doubles title with Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, and was runner-up at the 1999 US Open with Sandrine Testud.

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Who is Rubin’s husband?

Not much is known about her marital life, other than the fact she is married to Mireyou Hollier.

The couple tied the knot in 2015.

They have one daughter together, who was born in 2016.

What does Chanda do now?

Rubin is part of BBC’s 2022 Wimbledon coverage alongside Sue Barker, Tracy Austin and Andrew Castle. She also provides colour commentary for the Tennis Channel.

After retiring, Chanda earned degrees in economics and finance from Harvard Extension School. She also owns a real estate development business.

Rubin also started her own charity, the Chanda Rubin Foundation, which mentors aspiring tennis stars before they turn pro.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.