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Heidi El Tabakh
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 34)
Alexandria, Egypt
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro2002
RetiredApril 27, 2016 (last match)[1]
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$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)

Heidi El Tabakh (born September 25, 1986) is a Canadian-born Egyptian 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 set 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 2019.[2][3]

Tennis career

El Tabakh at the 2010 French Open

2002-2016

El Tabakh won one of the biggest singles tournaments of her career in 2009 at the $25k in Valladolid, Spain.[4] In May 2010, she qualified for her first Grand Slam at the French Open, where she lost to Aravane Rezaï in the first round.[5] In April 2012, El Tabakh won the second $25k event of her career at the Challenger in Jackson. She defeated former world No. 14 Elena Bovina in the final.[6] The week after, she won her second straight and third $25k tournament of her career in Pelham.[7] In May 2012, El Tabakh qualified again at the French Open, but lost to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round.[8] In May 2014, she won the fourth $25k title of her career when she defeated Maria Sanchez in Raleigh.[9] In August 2015 at the Rogers Cup, she reached the second round in doubles with fellow Canadian Françoise Abanda.[10] In September 2015 in Redding, El Tabakh captured the seventh singles title of her career, her fifth 25K, by defeating Shérazad Reix in the final.[11] 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.[1]

She has been inactive since.

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (7 titles, 2 runner-ups)

Winner-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 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard India Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6-4, 6-4
Win 2-0 Sep 2007 ITF Lleida, Spain 10,000 Clay Spain Eva Fernández-Brugués 6-2, 6-3
Loss 2-1 Jun 2009 Waterloo Challenger, Canada 25,000 Clay Australia Johanna Konta 2-6, 6-3, 3-6
Win 3-1 Jul 2009 ITF Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
Win 4-1 Apr 2012 ITF Jackson (MS), United States 25,000 Clay Russia Elena Bovina 6-0, 6-4
Win 5-1 Apr 2012 ITF Pelham (AL), United States 25,000 Clay Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 3-6, 6-2, 6-4
Loss 5-2 Jan 2014 ITF Port St. Lucie, United States 25,000 Clay Canada Françoise Abanda 3-6, 4-6
Win 6-2 May 2014 ITF Raleigh (NC), United States 25,000 Clay United States Maria Sanchez 6-3, 6-4
Win 7-2 Sep 2015 ITF Redding (CA), United States 25,000 Hard France Shérazad Reix 6-1, 6-3

Doubles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runner-ups)

Winner-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 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard Egypt Yomna Farid United Kingdom Rebecca Dandeniya
South Africa Michelle Snyman
5-7, 3-6
Win 1-1 Nov 2003 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard Egypt Yomna Farid South Africa Lizaan du Plessis
Egypt Noha Mohsen
6-1, 5-7, 6-1
Win 2-1 Jun 2004 ITF Edmond, United States 10,000 Hard Republic of Ireland Anne Mall South Africa Kelly Anderson
South Africa Carine Vermeulen
3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Loss 2-2 Jul 2004 ITF Evansville, United States 10,000 Hard United States Vania King United States Kelly Schmandt
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
4-6, 4-6
Loss 2-3 Nov 2006 Tevlin Women's Challenger, Canada 25,000 Hard (i) Romania Raluca Olaru Germany Angelika Bachmann
Czech Republic Hana ?romová
4-6, 1-6
Win 3-3 May 2008 ITF Salunga-Landisville, United States 10,000 Hard United States Audra Cohen Switzerland Stefania Boffa
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6-3, 7-6(7-3)
Win 4-3 Jul 2008 ITF Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard United States Story Tweedie-Yates Switzerland Stefania Boffa
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6-2, 6-4
Win 5-3 Jul 2008 ITF Darmstadt, Germany 25,000 Clay Finland Emma Laine Netherlands Michelle Gerards
Netherlands Marcella Koek
6-3, 6-4
Loss 5-4 Apr 2009 ITF Osprey, United States 25,000 Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
3-6, 7-6(7-5), [10-12]
Win 6-4 May 2009 Revolution Technologies Pro Tennis Classic, United States 50,000 Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
United States Lilia Osterloh
6-3, 3-6, [10-7]
Loss 6-5 Jun 2009 Waterloo Challenger, Canada 25,000 Clay Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Allie Will
2-6, 1-6
Win 7-5 Jul 2009 ITF Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Spain Paula Fondevila Castro Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón
6-2, 6-4
Win 8-5 Nov 2009 ITF Bayamón, Puerto Rico 25,000 Hard United States Kimberly Couts Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
6-3, 6-1
Win 9-5 Aug 2010 Vancouver Open, Canada 75,000 Hard Chinese Taipei Chang Kai-chen United States Irina Falconi
United States Amanda Fink
3-6, 6-3, [10-4]
Loss 9-6 Sep 2010 Challenger de Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i) Canada Rebecca Marino Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
3-6, 4-6
Loss 9-7 Mar 2011 ITF Clearwater, United States 25,000 Hard Russia Arina Rodionova United States Kimberly Couts
Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
1-6, 4-6
Loss 9-8 Apr 2011 ITF Pelham, United States 25,000 Clay United States Kimberly Couts Latvia L?ga Dekmeijere
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6-2, 4-6, [10-12]
Loss 9-9 Apr 2011 Hardee's Pro Classic, United States 50,000 Clay United States Alison Riske Russia Valeria Solovieva
Slovakia Lenka Wienerová
3-6, 4-6
Win 10-9 Jul 2013 Winnipeg Challenger, Canada 25,000 Hard United States Allie Kiick United Kingdom Samantha Murray
United Kingdom Jade Windley
6-4, 2-6, [10-8]

Grand Slam singles performance timeline

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 W-L
Australian Open A Q2 Q1 A A A A Q1 0-0
French Open A 1R Q1 1R A A Q1 A 0-2
Wimbledon A Q1 Q2 Q2 A Q1 A A 0-0
US Open Q2 Q2 Q1 Q3 A Q2 A A 0-0
Win-Loss 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2

Head-to-head against top-100 players

El Tabakh's win-loss record (7-14, 33%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[12]
Players who have been ranked world No. 1 are in boldface.

* Statistics as of March 7, 2016

Notes

  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

References

  1. ^ a b c "$50,000 Charlottesville, VA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Canada vs Netherlands, Fed Cup 2019
  3. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/sports/tennis/canada-s-fed-cup-roster-1.4998731
  4. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Valladolid". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "France's Rezai demolishes Canadian El Tabakh in first round". France 24. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Jackson, MS". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "El Tabakh collects second straight Challenger title". Tennis Canada. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Wozniak beats El Tabakh in Canadian battle at French Open". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Raleigh, NC". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Draws". RogersCup.com. Archived from the original on August 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  11. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Redding, CA". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved 2016.
  12. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved 2014.

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