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Heidi El Tabakh (born September 25, 1986) is an Egyptian-born Canadian former professional tennis player from Toronto, Ontario. Her highest WTA singles ranking is No. 146, which she reached on October 8, 2012. Her career high in doubles is No. 173, which she reached on February 8, 2010. She represented Egypt, the country of her birth, from 2002 to April 2005, but since then has represented Canada. She has been inactive since April 2016.[1] She became Canada's Fed Cup captain in 2018. [2]

Heidi El Tabakh
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Heidi El Tabakh in 2011
Country (sports) Egypt (2002–2005)
 Canada (2005–present)
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 32)
Alexandria, Egypt
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
RetiredApril 27, 2016 (last match)[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize moneyUS$328,338
Singles
Career record317–291 (52.1%)
Career titles0 WTA, 7 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 146 (October 8, 2012)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ2 (2010)
French Open1R (2010, 2012)
WimbledonQ2 (2011, 2012)
US OpenQ3 (2012)
Doubles
Career record133–136 (49.4%)
Career titles0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 173 (February 8, 2010)

Tennis careerEdit

 
El Tabakh at the 2010 French Open

2002–2016Edit

El Tabakh won one of the biggest singles tournaments of her career in 2009 at the $25,000 ITF in Valladolid, Spain.[3] In May 2010, she qualified for her first Grand Slam at the French Open, where she lost to Aravane Rezaï in the first round.[4] In April 2012, El Tabakh won the second $25,000 ITF of her career at the Challenger in Jackson. She defeated former world No. 14 Elena Bovina in the final.[5] The week after, she won her second straight and third $25,000 ITF of her career in Pelham.[6] In May 2012, El Tabakh qualified again at the French Open, but lost to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round.[7] In May 2014, she won the fourth ITF $25,000 of her career when she defeated Maria Sanchez in Raleigh.[8] In August 2015 at the Rogers Cup, she reached the second round in doubles with fellow Canadian Françoise Abanda.[9] In September 2015 in Redding, El Tabakh captured the seventh singles title of her career, her fifth ITF 25K, after defeating Shérazad Reix in the final.[10] In April 2016, she played her last match at the ITF 50K in Charlottesville where she had to retire in the first round against Sachia Vickery, and has been inactive since.[1]

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (0–0)
$50,000 tournaments (0–0)
$25,000 tournaments (5–2)
$10,000 tournaments (2–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Oct 2003 Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard   Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6–4, 6–4
Win 2–0 Sep 2007 Lleida, Spain 10,000 Clay   Eva Fernández-Brugués 6–2, 6–3
Loss 2–1 Jun 2009 Waterloo, Canada 25,000 Clay   Johanna Konta 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win 3–1 Jul 2009 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win 4–1 Apr 2012 Jackson, United States 25,000 Clay   Elena Bovina 6–0, 6–4
Win 5–1 Apr 2012 Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Edina Gallovits-Hall 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss 5–2 Jan 2014 Port St. Lucie, United States 25,000 Clay   Françoise Abanda 3–6, 4–6
Win 6–2 May 2014 Raleigh, United States 25,000 Clay   Maria Sanchez 6–3, 6–4
Win 7–2 Sep 2015 Redding, United States 25,000 Hard   Shérazad Reix 6–1, 6–3

Doubles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runners-up)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments (0–0)
$75,000 tournaments (1–0)
$50,000 tournaments (1–2)
$25,000 tournaments (5–5)
$10,000 tournaments (3–2)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Oct 2003 Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard   Yomna Farid   Rebecca Dandeniya
  Michelle Snyman
5–7, 3–6
Win 1–1 Nov 2003 Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard   Yomna Farid   Lizaan du Plessis
  Noha Mohsen
6–1, 5–7, 6–1
Win 2–1 Jun 2004 Edmond, United States 10,000 Hard   Anne Mall   Kelly Anderson
  Carine Vermeulen
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Loss 2–2 Jul 2004 Evansville, United States 10,000 Hard   Vania King   Kelly Schmandt
  Aleke Tsoubanos
4–6, 4–6
Loss 2–3 Nov 2006 Toronto, Canada 25,000 Hard (i)   Ioana Raluca Olaru   Angelika Bachmann
  Hana Šromová
4–6, 1–6
Win 3–3 May 2008 Landisville, United States 10,000 Hard   Audra Cohen   Stefania Boffa
  Anna Fitzpatrick
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Win 4–3 Jul 2008 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Story Tweedie-Yates   Stefania Boffa
  Anna Fitzpatrick
6–2, 6–4
Win 5–3 Jul 2008 Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay   Emma Laine   Michelle Gerards
  Marcella Koek
6–3, 6–4
Loss 5–4 Apr 2009 Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay   Melanie Klaffner   Lindsay Lee-Waters
  Story Tweedie-Yates
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–12]
Win 6–4 May 2009 Indian Harbour Beach, United States 50,000 Clay   Melanie Klaffner   Tetiana Luzhanska
  Lilia Osterloh
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Loss 6–5 Jun 2009 Waterloo, Canada 25,000 Clay   Tetiana Luzhanska   Alexandra Mueller
  Allie Will
2–6, 1–6
Win 7–5 Jul 2009 Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard   Paula Fondevila Castro   Estrella Cabeza Candela
  Sara del Barrio Aragón
6–2, 6–4
Win 8–5 Nov 2009 Bayamón, Puerto Rico 25,000 Hard   Kimberly Couts   María Fernanda Álvarez
  Karen Castiblanco
6–3, 6–1
Win 9–5 Aug 2010 Vancouver, Canada 75,000 Hard   Chang Kai-chen   Irina Falconi
  Amanda Fink
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Loss 9–6 Sep 2010 Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Rebecca Marino   Jorgelina Cravero
  Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
3–6, 4–6
Loss 9–7 Mar 2011 Clearwater, United States 25,000 Hard   Arina Rodionova   Kimberly Couts
  Līga Dekmeijere
1–6, 4–6
Loss 9–8 Apr 2011 Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay   Kimberly Couts   Līga Dekmeijere
  Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–2, 4–6, [10–12]
Loss 9–9 Apr 2011 Dothan, United States 50,000 Clay   Alison Riske   Valeria Solovieva
  Lenka Wienerová
3–6, 4–6
Win 10–9 Jul 2013 Winnipeg, Canada 25,000 Hard   Allie Kiick   Samantha Murray
  Jade Windley
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 A A A A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A 1R Q1 1R A A Q1 A 0 / 2 0–2 0%
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 Q2 A Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q2 Q2 Q1 Q3 A Q2 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 2 0–2 0%

Record against top-100 playersEdit

El Tabakh's win-loss record (7–14, 33%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[11]
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

*Statistics as of March 7, 2016

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Gallovits-Hall
  2. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Foretz
  3. ^ Has a 1–1 overall record vs. Mayr-Achleitner
  4. ^ Has a 0–4 overall record vs. Wozniak
  5. ^ Has a 0–2 overall record vs. Davis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "$50,000 Charlottesville, VA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/canada-s-fed-cup-roster-1.4998731
  3. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Valladolid". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  4. ^ "France's Rezai demolishes Canadian El Tabakh in first round". France 24. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  5. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Jackson, MS". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  6. ^ "El Tabakh collects second straight Challenger title". Tennis Canada. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  7. ^ "Wozniak beats El Tabakh in Canadian battle at French Open". TSN.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  8. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Raleigh, NC". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Draws". RogersCup.com. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Redding, CA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  11. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014.

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