Heidi El Tabakh didn't make it past the first round of the Rogers Cup, but her small run was certainly impressive. First she defeated top qualifying seed and up-and-coming player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and--for an encore--she took out Sania Mirza.
Today, El Tabakh had the misfortune of meeting Sam Stosur in the first round of the main draw, but that didn't appear to bother her. Stosur won, 7-6, 7-6, which tells you a lot about the match. In fact, El Tabakh held set points in both sets. No doubt, her inexperience hurt her in the tiebreaks, but she still made a good showing, breaking Stosur both times she served for the match.