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Gabriela Dabrowski becomes first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam title

Jun 08, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
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Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa) created tennis history on Thursday morning, becoming the first Canadian woman to ever win a Grand Slam. The 25-year-old captured the mixed doubles title at Roland Garros with partner Rohan Bopanna of India, defeating Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 in a nail biting final.

Photo by: Peter Figura

Seeded No. 7 in the tournament, Dabrowski and Bopanna advanced to the championship match without dropping a set. In the final, they saved two match points in the super tiebreak before claiming victory following a Groenefeld double fault after one hour and 26 minutes of play. This is the first Grand Slam title for both Dabrowski and 37-year-old Bopanna.

Dabrowski joins Daniel Nestor, Sébastien Lareau, and Vasek Pospisil as the only Canadians to win a a Grand Slam title. All of the trophies have come in doubles.

Her Roland Garros success adds to a phenomenal year for Dabrowski, who is up to world No. 20 in the doubles rankings. She won her fourth WTA title – and the biggest of her career – in March, taking home the Miami Open crown with Xu Yifan.