Heidi El Tabakh

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Heidi El Tabakh
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Country  Egypt (2002–2005)
 Canada (2005–present)
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Born (1986-09-25) September 25, 1986 (age 28)
Alexandria, Egypt
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Turned pro 2002
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $268,201
Singles
Career record 276–248
Career titles 0 WTA, 6 ITF
Highest ranking No. 146 (October 8, 2012)
Current ranking No. 201 (June 23, 2014)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (2010)
French Open 1R (2010, 2012)
Wimbledon Q2 (2011, 2012)
US Open Q3 (2012)
Doubles
Career record 126–122
Career titles 0 WTA, 10 ITF
Highest ranking No. 173 (February 8, 2010)
Current ranking No. 334 (March 17, 2014)
Last updated on: March 27, 2014.

Heidi El Tabakh (born September 25, 1986) is an Egyptian-born Canadian professional tennis player from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 146, which she reached on October 8, 2012. Her career high in doubles is 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.

Tennis career[edit]

2002–present[edit]

El Tabakh won one of the biggest singles tournaments of her career in 2009 at the $25,000 ITF in Valladolid, Spain.[1] In May 2010, she qualified for her first Grand Slam at the French Open, where she lost to Aravane Rezaï in the first round.[2] 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.[3] The week after, she won her second straight and third $25,000 ITF of her career in Pelham.[4] In May 2012, El Tabakh qualified again at the French Open, but lost to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round.[5] In May 2014, she won the fourth ITF $25,000 of her career when she defeated Maria Sanchez in Raleigh.[6]

WTA Challenger and ITF Circuit finals[edit]

Singles: 8 (6 titles, 2 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
WTA Challenger 125s (0–0)
ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (0–0)
ITF $50,000 (0–0)
ITF $25,000 (4–2)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (2–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. October 25, 2003 Lagos, Nigeria Hard India Sai-Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2. September 11, 2007 Lleida, Spain Clay Spain Eva Fernández-Brugués 6–2, 6–3
Runner–up 1. June 28, 2009 Waterloo, Canada Clay Australia Johanna Konta 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Winner 3. July 26, 2009 Valladolid, Spain Hard Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Winner 4. April 8, 2012 Jackson, United States Clay Russia Elena Bovina 6–0, 6–4
Winner 5. April 15, 2012 Pelham, United States Clay Romania Edina Gallovits-Hall 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Runner–up 2. January 19, 2014 Port St. Lucie, United States Clay Canada Françoise Abanda 3–6, 4–6
Winner 6. May 11, 2014 Raleigh, United States Clay United States Maria Sanchez 6–3, 6–4

Doubles: 19 (10 titles, 9 runners-up)[edit]

Legend
WTA Challenger 125s (0–0)
ITF $100,000 (0–0)
ITF $75,000 (1–0)
ITF $50,000 (1–2)
ITF $25,000 (5–5)
ITF $15,000 (0–0)
ITF $10,000 (3–2)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner–up 1. October 25, 2003 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Egypt Yomna Farid United Kingdom Rebecca Dandeniya
South Africa Michelle Snyman
5–7, 3–6
Winner 1. November 2, 2003 Lagos, Nigeria Hard Egypt Yomna Farid South Africa Lizaan Du Plessis
Egypt Noha Mohsen
6–1, 5–7, 6–1
Winner 2. June 27, 2004 Edmond, United States Hard Republic of Ireland Anne Mall South Africa Kelly Anderson
South Africa Carine Vermeulen
3–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 2. July 25, 2004 Evansville, United States Hard United States Vania King United States Kelly Schmandt
United States Aleke Tsoubanos
4–6, 4–6
Runner–up 3. November 11, 2006 Toronto, Canada Hard (i) Romania Ioana Raluca Olaru Germany Angelika Bachmann
Czech Republic Hana Šromová
4–6, 1–6
Winner 3. May 25, 2008 Landisville, United States Hard United States Audra Cohen Switzerland Stefania Boffa
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 4. July 12, 2008 Valladolid, Spain Hard United States Story Tweedie-Yates Switzerland Stefania Boffa
United Kingdom Anna Fitzpatrick
6–2, 6–4
Winner 5. July 20, 2008 Darmstadt, Germany Clay Finland Emma Laine Netherlands Michelle Gerards
Netherlands Marcella Koek
6–3, 6–4
Runner–up 4. April 18, 2009 Osprey, United States Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner United States Lindsay Lee-Waters
United States Story Tweedie-Yates
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–12]
Winner 6. May 10, 2009 Indian Harbour Beach, United States Clay Austria Melanie Klaffner Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska
United States Lilia Osterloh
6–3, 3–6, [10–7]
Runner–up 5. June 27, 2009 Waterloo, Canada Clay Ukraine Tetiana Luzhanska United States Alexandra Mueller
United States Allie Will
2–6, 1–6
Winner 7. July 25, 2009 Valladolid, Spain Hard Spain Paula Fondevila-Castro Spain Estrella Cabeza Candela
Spain Sara del Barrio Aragón
6–2, 6–4
Winner 8. November 1, 2009 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Hard United States Kimberly Couts Bolivia María Fernanda Álvarez
Colombia Karen Castiblanco
6–3, 6–1
Winner 9. August 7, 2010 Vancouver, Canada Hard Taiwan Chang Kai-chen United States Irina Falconi
United States Amanda Fink
3–6, 6–3, [10–4]
Runner–up 6. September 25, 2010 Saguenay, Canada Hard (i) Canada Rebecca Marino Argentina Jorgelina Cravero
France Stéphanie Foretz Gacon
3–6, 4–6
Runner–up 7. March 13, 2011 Clearwater, United States Hard Russia Arina Rodionova United States Kimberly Couts
Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
1–6, 4–6
Runner–up 8. April 2, 2011 Pelham, United States Clay United States Kimberly Couts Latvia Līga Dekmeijere
Canada Marie-Ève Pelletier
6–2, 4–6, [10–12]
Runner–up 9. April 24, 2011 Dothan, United States Clay United States Alison Riske Russia Valeria Solovieva
Slovakia Lenka Wienerová
3–6, 4–6
Winner 10. July 27, 2013 Winnipeg, Canada Hard United States Allie Kiick United Kingdom Samantha Murray
United Kingdom Jade Windley
6–4, 2–6, [10–8]

Head-to-head vs. top 100 ranked players[edit]

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

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. ^ "Drawsheet". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ "France’s Rezai demolishes Canadian El Tabakh in first round". France 24. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Drawsheet". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  4. ^ "El Tabakh collects second straight Challenger title". Tennis Canada. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wozniak beats El Tabakh in Canadian battle at French Open". TSN.ca. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Drawsheet". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 

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