Olympics 2012

Huber: Pay back time

2012-07-24 21:26
Liezel Huber (AP)

London - Tennis player Liezel Huber said Tuesday that being selected by her adopted country of the United States for a second successive Olympics was a chance for her to "pay back".

Born in South Africa, the 35-year-old doubles specialist became a naturalised US citzen in 2007, having married her American husband seven years earlier.

"For me being in this team is amazing and I'm here to pay back," Huber, who lost in the quarter-finals of the women's doubles in Beijing with then partner Lindsay Davenport.

Huber, who competed for South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Games, was speaking just hours after arriving in London.

"We feel pretty ugly right now, having been on the plane and maybe we look OK but we all need to jump in the shower.

"Trying on the outfit for the opening ceremony, they are very pretty and it looks wonderful. I think just walking out with our team-mates is going to be amazing, it is definitely a highlight.

"Having said that we are here for one goal and that is to do the best for our country and if we have to skip it (the opening ceremony) then so be it."

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