Gabriela Dabrowski. Image credit: Wikipedia
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Toronto, June 8 (Canadian-Media): The first Canadian woman, Gabriela Dabrowski, was able to win a Grand Slam tennis title at French Open on Thursday in France, media reports said.
25-year-old woman, Dabrowski successfully captured the mixed doubles crown at the French Open with Indian partner Rohan Bopanna, CBCNews reports said.
The pair advanced to the final without dropping a set and then the seventh-seeded team defeated Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
Dabrowski and Bopanna, were reported to save two match points in the tiebreak, while Groenefeld double-faulted on match point and handed the victory to Dabrowski and Bopanna .
"Hopefully you've enjoyed that final. There were lots of efforts on both sides," Dabrowski said in an on-court interview, CBCNews reports said.
Dabrowski from Ottawa rose to the top 20 in the WTA's women's doubles rankings after capturing a title in Miami with China's Xu Yifan and reportedly had the best year of her professional career.
Canadian tennis players had never before won a Grand Slam singles tournament.
Three Canadian men led by Daniel Nestor, had won Grand Slam titles, with eight in men's doubles and another four in mixed doubles.
Sebastian Lareau and Vasek Pospisil, each were able to win a men's doubles major with an American teammate.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)