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Coached by Antonio Van Grichen...Parents, Blaise Abanda and Cicle Assono Ahibena, are from Cameroon...Member of Tennis Canada's National Training Centre in Montréal since 2009...Began playing tennis at age 7 after sister Elisabeth started playing two years before...Admires Williams sisters.
Canadian Fed Cup Team, 2015-17, 2019
Career in Review
2019 – Fell in qualifying once at US Open.
2018 – Reached 2r at Montreal (l. Stephens) and Quebec City (l. Kenin); fell in qualifying on eight occasions (incl. all four Grand Slams).
2017 – Reached first WTA QF at Quebec City (l. Babos); earned first Grand Slsam wins of her career by reaching 2r as a qualifier at both Roland Garros (l. Wozniacki) and Wimbledon (l. Ostapenko); also reached 2r at Cincinnati (l. Goerges); fell in 1r once twice; fell in qualifying eight times (incl. Australian Open and US Open).
2016 – Reached 2r and earned first WTA main draw win at Montreal (d. Zheng, l. Svitolina); also reached 2r at Quebec City (l. Pegula); fell 1r at Washington DC and in qualifying at US Open; won two titles on ITF circuit.
2015 – Fell in 1r twice at Miami and Quebec City; fell in qualifying three times (incl. Australian Open).
2014 - Played first four WTA main draws, falling 1r at Washington DC and Montreal (as WC), US Open (as qualifier) and Quebec City; fell in qualifying three times; won one singles title on ITF Circuit.
2013 - Fell in WTA qualifying once; won one doubles title on ITF Circuit.
2012 - Played first WTA qualifying at Montreal and Quebec City.