Awhile ago a little birdie told me about a rumor that my all-time favorite player, Heidi El Tabakh, was starting to coach tennis professionally, and was working with Canada’s latest prodigal tennis talent, sixteen year old Carson Branstine, who elected to play under the Canadian flag owing to the fact that her Mother was born in Toronto.
If this rumor is true, then perhaps it is also true that Heidi played some part in the French Open junior girls doubles title won by Branstine and fellow Canadian Bianca Andreescu last Saturday at Roland Garros. Which would be a real feather in her cap, professionally.
Even if it’s not true, it makes for a good story.
In any event, congrats to the young Canucks on their second straight junior grand slam title as a doubles team.