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Rennae Stubbs (born 26 March 1971) is a retired Australian tennis player, coach, and commentator. She worked at the Seven Network between 2011 and 2018 as an analyst for women's matches and is now a full time commentator for ESPN tennis and the host of her own podcast
www.racquetmag.com
The Racquet Magazine podcast. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She has won four Grand Slam doubles titles and two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She was ranked world No.1 in doubles in 2000. She represented Australia at four successive Summer Olympic Games: Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, and Beijing 2008. Stubbs has recorded more doubles triumphs than any other Australian woman—60 from 1992 to the conclusion of the 2010 WTA Tour—enjoying success with eleven different partners. In 2001, Stubbs won the season-ending WTA Championships with regular partner Lisa Raymond and the pair were named ITF World Champions. Stubbs is the longest-serving member of the Australia Fed Cup team, having played for 17 years since 1992, with a 28–9 win-loss record in doubles; the second highest in Australian Fed Cup Team history behind Wendy Turnbull (29–8). She retired from Fed Cup play after the 2011 Fed Cup tie with Italy. Stubbs played on the WTA Tour for the rest of 2011 mostly with Casey Dellacqua and played her last tour match at the 2011 US Open with Dellacqua. She then finished her career winning the World Team Tennis Title for the 3rd time with the Washington Kastles, her 5th overall WTT Title. Stubbs transitioned from her playing days immediately into a successful television career as a commentator and host for TV Networks including, ESPN, Tennis Channel and Channel Seven Australia. She also worked as the lead female analyst at the 2012 London and the 2016 Rio Olympics for NBC. From August 2018 until spring 2019, she was coach to Karolína Plíšková. In January 2019, Stubbs received the OLY post-nominal title at the Brisbane International tournament. Stubbs has recently been added to the coaching team of Samantha Stosur. Originally, Stubbs was only expected to finish out the 2019 season with Stosur, however, given the success of Stosur at the end of 2019, the pair have decided to continue on in 2020 starting in Australia.


Grand Slam finals



Women's doubles: 7 (4–3)



Mixed doubles: 3 (2–1)



WTA career finals



Doubles: 103 (60–43)



ITF Circuit finals



Singles: 3 (2–1)



Doubles: 16 (10–6)



Grand Slam performance timelines



Doubles



Mixed doubles



Personal life

In a 2006 newspaper interview, Stubbs identified herself as a lesbian.

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