Congratulations to Ottawa’s own Gabriela Dabrowski who became the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam tennis title at the French Open
Canada's #GabrielaDabrowski and India's #RohanBopanna hold the trophy as they celebrate winning their mixed doubles final match against Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia in two sets 2-6, 6-2 (12-10), of the #FrenchOpen tennis tournament at the #RolandGarros stadium, in Paris, France. (AP)
The 25 year-old from Ottawa is having the best year of her professional career, rising to the top 20 in the WTA’s women’s doubles rankings
Three Canadian men have won Grand Slam titles, led by Daniel Nestor with eight in men’s doubles and another four in mixed doubles. Sebastian Lareau and Vasek Pospisil have each won a men’s doubles major with an American teammate.
No Canadian tennis player has ever won a Grand Slam singles tournament. The closest are Milos Raonic, who reached the Wimbledon men’s final last year, and Eugenie Bouchard, who played in the women’s title match at Wimbledon in 2014.