CANADIANS IN ACTION THIS WEEK

January 10, 2017

Tennis Canada - A look at the key events for the week of January 9
 
January 11-14
Australian Open qualifying – Melbourne, Australia
Grand Slam event
Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC)
Steven Diez (Toronto, ON)
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON)
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC)
Aleksandra Wozniak (Blainville, QC)
 
January 8-13
Apia International Sydney – Sydney, Australia
WTA Premier event
Eugenie Bouchard (Montreal, QC)
 
January 8-14
Hobart International – Hobart, Australia
WTA International event
Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON)
 
January 9-15
Canberra Challenger – Canberra, Australia
ATP Men’s Challenger event - $75,000
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON)
 
January 9-15
Fort-de-France Futures – Fort-de-France, France
ITF Women’s Futures event - $15,000
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC)
Carol Zhao (Richmond Hill, ON)
 
January 9-15
Daytona Beach Challenger – Daytona Beach, Florida, USA 
ITF Women’s Challenger event - $25,000
Isabelle Boulais (Mississauga, ON)
Layne Sleeth (Markham, ON)
Katherine Sebov (Toronto, ON)
 
January 9-15
Plantation Futures – Plantation, Florida, USA
ITF Men’s Futures event – $15,000
Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC)
Filip Peliwo (Vancouver, BC)
 
 
Here are the top two Canadians in each category as of January 9, 2017:
 
WTA Rankings                                                                                              
Eugenie Bouchard (Montreal, QC) : 49
Françoise Abanda (Montreal, QC) : 176 
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON) : 292 
 
Doubles
Gabriela Dabrowski (Ottawa, ON) : 38
 
ATP Rankings
Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON): 3
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC): 131
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON): 134
Steven Diez (Toronto, ON): 168
Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON): 241
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON): 247
 
Doubles
Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) : 15
Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) : 18
Adil Shamasdin (Toronto, ON) : 66
Peter Polansky (Thornhill, ON) : 144
Philip Bester (Vancouver, BC) : 154
 
ITF Junior Rankings – Girls
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Mississauga, ON): 29
Charlotte Robillard-Millette (Blainville, QC) : 105
 
ITF Junior Rankings – Boys
Félix Auger-Aliassime (Montreal, QC): 2
Benjamin Sigouin (Vancouver, BC): 4
Denis Shapovalov (Richmond Hill, ON): 6
 
Wheelchair Women’s Division
Tara Llanes (Vancouver, BC) : 52
Maude Jacques (Sherbrookie, QC) : 75
Kirsten Sharp (Vancouver, BC) : 81
 
Wheelchair Men’s Division
Philippe Bédard (Montreal, QC) : 68
Jean-François Sylvestre (Quebec City, QC) : 142
Marko Golic (Oakville, ON) : 148
 
Wheelchair Quad Division
Robert Shaw (North Bay ON) : 25
Gary Luker (Stoney Creek, ON): 27
Mika Ishikawa (Vancouver, BC) : 28
 
 
About Tennis Canada
Founded in 1890, Tennis Canada is a non-profit, national sport association with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation. We value teamwork, passion, integrity, innovation and excellence. Tennis Canada owns and operates the premier Rogers Cup presented by National Bank WTA and ATP World Tour events, eight professional ITF- sanctioned events and financially supports 15 other professional tournaments in Canada. Tennis Canada operates national junior training centres/programs in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Tennis Canada is a proud member of the International Tennis Federation, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the International Wheelchair Tennis Association, and serves to administer, sponsor and select the teams for Davis Cup, Fed Cup, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and all wheelchair, junior and senior national teams. Tennis Canada invests its surplus into tennis development. For more information on Tennis Canada, please visit our website at www.tenniscanada.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
 
 

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