Gabriela Dabrowski prepares to return

Gabriela (Gaby) Dabrowski

Biography

Gaby Dabrowksi reached a career-high WTA doubles ranking in March 2018 after winning the Qatar Open, a WTA Premier 5 event, with Jelena Ostapenko. That was the second biggest WTA doubles title of her career, following the 2017 Miami Open, a WTA Premier Mandatory event, with Xu Yifan. With Xu, Dabrowski also won the Connecticut Open in August 2017, the Sydney International in January 2018, and the Eastbourne International in June 2018. As of June 2021, Dabrowski has nine career WTA doubles titles.

Dabrowski reached her first Grand Slam final in women’s doubles with Xu at Wimbledon in 2019, after having been semifinalists in 2018. In 2019, Dabrowski was also a doubles quarterfinalist with Xu at the French Open and U.S. Open. They competed at the WTA Finals in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In early 2020, Dabrowski got back to being ranked seventh in the world after making the final in Adelaide. She advanced to two more finals that year, all with different partners, and played in the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and U.S Open. In May 2021, she was a finalist at the Madrid Open.

Dabrowksi has won two Grand Slam titles in mixed doubles, taking the 2017 French Open title with Rohan Bopanna and the 2018 Australian Open title with Mate Pavic. She is the first Canadian woman to win any senior Grand Slam title. She and Pavic were runners-up at the French Open in 2018 and 2019.

Dabrowski made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 where she competed in doubles with Eugenie Bouchard, making it to the second round.

Representing Canada in Fed Cup has been a career highlight for Dabrowski, who was part of Canada’s rise from the Americas Zone in 2013 all the way to equaling Canada’s best ever finish in 2015 as they made the quarterfinals of the World Group. Dabrowski played doubles in the World Group Playoff against Romania to earn Canada a spot in the final eight, and two singles matches as well as doubles in the quarterfinal loss against the Czech Republic.

After three years in World Group II, Dabrowski helped Canada back into the World Group playoffs in 2020.

Dabrowski realized how special it is to represent her country while walking into the Opening Ceremony at the Guadalajara 2011 Pan Am Games where the energy was incomparable to anything she’s ever felt. Four years later she was a double medallist at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, winning gold in women’s doubles with Carol Zhao and finishing second in the mixed doubles with Philip Bester.

A Little More About Gaby

Getting into the Sport: Started playing tennis at age 7 and her first tournament at age 8… 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…

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
Rio 2016 TennisDoubles9

Notable International Results

Olympic Games: 2016 - R2 (doubles)

Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (doubles), SILVER (mixed doubles), QF (singles); 2011 – R2 (singles), R1 (mixed doubles)

WTA Tour wins (doubles): 2019 - Nuremberg (250 series w/ Xu); 2018 - Qatar (1000 series w/ Ostapenko), Eastbourne (500 series w/ Xu), Sydney (500 series w/ Xu); 2017 - Miami (1000 series w/ Xu), Connecticut (500 series w/ Xu); 2016 - Mallorca (250 series w/ Martinez Sanchez); 2015 - Monterrey (250 series w/ Rosolska); 2014 - Washington (250 series w/ Aoyama)

ITF Billie Jean King Cup (formerly Fed Cup): 2019 - World Group Playoff; 2018 - World Group II Playoff; 2017 - World Group II Playoff; 2016 - World Group II Playoff; 2015 - QF; 2014 - World Group Playoff; 2013 - World Group II Playoff

Best Doubles Finish by Grand Slam: Australian Open – QF (2018, 2020); Roland Garros – QF (2019); Wimbledon – Runner-up (2019); US Open – QF (2017, 2019, 2020)

Best Mixed Doubles Finish by Grand Slam: Australian Open – WINNER (2018); Roland Garros – WINNER (2017); Wimbledon – QF (2017); US Open – QF (2016, 2017, 2019)