By Nick Georgandis
February 3: Vania King, two-time Grand Slam doubles champion, turns 24. King, who is Taiwanese-American, won the 2010 Wimbledon and US Open titles with Yaroslava Shevdova. King has 14 doubles titles overall and has been ranked as high as No. 3 in the world in doubles, also reaching the 2011 French Open semifinals and the 2012 Australian Open quarterfinals.
February 4: The Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova, currently ranked No. 18 in the world, turns 26. Safarova has won four career singles titles on the WTA tour, and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2007. She has won career doubles title and reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open in 2013.
February 5: Spain's Manuel Orantes, the 1975 US Open champion, turns 64. Orantes was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame after a tennis career that spanned 20 years (1964-1983) and saw the Spaniard win 33 titles and rise to No. 2 in the world in 1973.
Eight-time Grand Slam doubles champion Jim Pugh turns 49. Pugh, an American, won three men's doubles titles and five mixed doubles titles and was ranked No. 1 in the world in 1989.
His career spanned 12 years and he also reached the finals of two other doubles Grand Slams and won 22 doubles titles.
Posted: 2/2/2013 1:24:46 PM