Gaby Dabrowski’s recent success has come primarily as a doubles player, reaching a career-high ranking of 40th in late May 2015. She won her first WTA doubles title in August 2014, adding a second in March 2015 and a third in mid-June 2016. Her Grand Slam résumé includes trips to the third round of the 2015 Australian Open, the third round of the 2014 US Open, the second round of the French Open in 2014 and 2016 and making the main draw of Wimbledon in 2014 and 2015. Representing Canada in Fed Cup has been a career highlight for Dabrowski, who played two singles matches as well as doubles in the quarterfinal against the Czech Republic and then doubles in the World Group Playoff against Romania in 2015. She realized how special it is to represent her country while walking into the Opening Ceremony at Guadalajara 2011 where the energy was incomparable to anything she’s ever felt. Four years later she was a double medallist at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, winning the women’s doubles with Carol Zhao and finishing second in the mixed doubles with Philip Bester. She also made it to the quarterfinals of the women’s singles. Dabrowski is proudest of her victory in the U18 Junior Orange Bowl in December 2009 when she became the first Canadian to win the title since 1982.
Getting to know…
Family: Parents Yurek and Wanda Dabrowski… Getting into the Sport: Started playing tennis at age 7… Outside Interests: Enjoys home design, music, TV and movies, playing pool, reading, spending time with friends, and discovering new places to eat… Odds and Ends: Favourite quote: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought” – Buddha… Enjoys watching and supporting Andy Murray because he is the most genuine male tennis player who doesn’t pretend to be someone he isn’t and that is a relatable quality…
Notable International Results
Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (doubles), SILVER (mixed doubles), 5th (sngles); 2011 – 2nd Rd (singles), 1st Rd (mixed doubles)
Best Finish by Grand Slam (doubles): Australian Open – 3rd Rd (2015); French Open – 2nd Rd (2014, 2016); Wimbledon – 1st Rd (2014, 2015); US Open – 3rd Rd (2014)