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Heidi El Tabakh

Heidi El Tabakh Canadian tennis player

Canadian tennis player
Heidi El Tabakh
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Canadian tennis player
Is Athlete Tennis player
From Canada
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 25 September 1986, Alexandria, Egypt
Age: 33 years
Star sign LibraLibra
Residence Toronto, Canada
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 68 kg
The details


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. She became Canada's Fed Cup captain in 2018.

Tennis career

El Tabakh at the 2010 French Open


El Tabakh won one of the biggest singles tournaments of her career in 2009 at the $25k in Valladolid, Spain. In May 2010, she qualified for her first Grand Slam at the French Open, where she lost to Aravane Rezaï in the first round. 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. The week after, she won her second straight and third $25k tournament of her career in Pelham. In May 2012, El Tabakh qualified again at the French Open, but lost to fellow Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak in the first round. In May 2014, she won the fourth $25k title of her career when she defeated Maria Sanchez in Raleigh. In August 2015 at the Rogers Cup, she reached the second round in doubles with fellow Canadian Françoise Abanda. 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. 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.

She has been inactive since.

ITF Circuit finals

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

$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 Oct 2003 ITF Lagos, Nigeria 10,000 Hard Sai Jayalakshmy Jayaram 6–4, 6–4
Win Sep 2007 ITF Lleida, Spain 10,000 Clay Eva Fernández-Brugués 6–2, 6–3
Loss Jun 2009 Waterloo Challenger, Canada 25,000 Clay Johanna Konta 2–6, 6–3, 3–6
Win Jul 2009 ITF Valladolid, Spain 25,000 Hard Estrella Cabeza Candela 6–2, 3–6, 6–3
Win Apr 2012 ITF Jackson (MS), United States 25,000 Clay Elena Bovina 6–0, 6–4
Win Apr 2012 ITF Pelham (AL), United States 25,000 Clay Edina Gallovits-Hall 3–6, 6–2, 6–4
Loss Jan 2014 ITF Port St. Lucie, United States 25,000 Clay Françoise Abanda 3–6, 4–6
Win May 2014 ITF Raleigh (NC), United States 25,000 Clay Maria Sanchez 6–3, 6–4
Win Sep 2015 ITF Redding (CA), United States 25,000 Hard Shérazad Reix 6–1, 6–3

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

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

* Statistics as of March 7, 2016
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 26 Mar 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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