In a month that featured an ATP title for Adil Shamasdin and a stirring Fed Cup performance from Francoise Abanda, it was Canada’s top junior players that made the most noise in April, with several of the nation’s under-18 players winning titles and making finals at international events. Here is our review of the month that was for Canadian tennis!
HIGHLIGHTS IN BRIEF:
PLAYER OF THE MONTH: Charlotte Robillard-Millette
Robillard-Millette went 15-2 in the month of April, impressively winning two tournaments (a Grade 1 tourney and a Grade 2 event, both in France) and making the final of another (a Grade 2 event in Spain). She started the year ranked world No. 97 – now the 16-year-old closing in on the Top 20 at No. 22. A member of Tennis Canada’s full-time National Training Centre in Montreal, Robillard-Millette has fast become one of the very best juniors in the world. She is currently on a 10-match win streak on the ITF junior circuit.
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) April 25, 2015
MOVER OF THE MONTH: Bianca Andreescu
Born on June 16, 2000, Bianca Andreescu is the youngest player inside the girl’s Top 100 world rankings. Andreescu started the 2015 season ranked No. 332, and she is now up to No. 54 thanks in part to a stellar April which included making two finals in France, at a Grade 1 and Grade 2 event.
MOMENT OF THE MONTH: Francoise Abanda’s victory over Irina-Camelia Begu at Fed Cup
Francoise Abanda was deservedly exuberant after defeating world No. 33 Irina-Camelia Begu for her first-ever Fed Cup victory. Ranked No. 260 at the time, it was an impressive comeback performance for the teenager against a more seasoned opponent. It was a special moment for both Abanda and Canadian tennis.
Eugenie Bouchard shared the soaring view from the Fed Cup draw in Montreal.
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Milos Raonic played just one event in April, making the quarter-finals of Monte-Carlo (his eighth quarter-final appearance at the past 11 Masters 1000s), before retiring against Tomas Berdych with a foot injury.