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CANADIAN TENNIS HALL OF FAME WELCOMES ALEKSANDRA WOZNIAK, TOM TEBBUTT, AND RON GHITTER



Tennis Canada announced on Tuesday May 31, 2022, that Aleksandra Wozniak, Tom Tebbutt, and Ron Ghitter will be officially inducted into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the success of Canadian tennis.

“It is with enormous pleasure that the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame Committee welcomes Aleksandra Wozniak (Player), Tom Tebbutt (Builder) and Ron Ghitter (Builder) into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Robert Bettauer, Chair of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame committee. “All three have made such a positive impact on tennis in our country! Aleksandra is one of the top women tennis players in Canadian tennis history and holds the all-time record for Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) wins for Canada with a record of 40-12. Tom has provided dedicated coverage of Canadian and International tennis for over 45 years and helped raise the profile of our players to the front pages of our sport media. Ron has committed a lifetime to helping grow the sport resulting in a capstone achievement of being the principal driving force behind the development of the new Regional Training Centre (OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre) in Calgary. Their outstanding contributions to tennis in Canada is most deserving of induction into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame.”

“It is with enormous pleasure that the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame Committee welcomes Aleksandra Wozniak (Player), Tom Tebbutt (Builder) and Ron Ghitter (Builder) into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame… Their outstanding contributions to tennis in Canada is most deserving of induction into the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame.” Robert Bettauer

Chair of the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame committee




ALEKSANDRA WOZNIAK

Aleksandra Wozniak is one of the most accomplished tennis players Canada has produced. During her 13-year career, Wozniak achieved a career-high WTA singles ranking of 21 in 2009, captured Canada’s first WTA singles title in 20 years at the 2008 Bank of the West Classic, and has 12 ITF titles to her name.

Throughout her career, Wozniak has many significant wins over Top 10 players including Serena Williams, Amélie Mauresmo, Marion Bartoli and Jelena Jankovic. A consistent competitor for Team Canada, Wozniak holds the Canadian record for most Fed Cup (now Billie Jean King Cup) wins for Canada with a record of 40-12 and was selected as the Women Tennis Player of the year in Canada a record five times.


In 2018 Wozniak retired from the professional tour and continues to influence and inspire the next generation through her Aleksandra Wozniak Tennis Academy in Bedford Quebec. A testament to her career and influence on tennis in Canada, Wozniak is nominated to the Canadian Tennis Hall of Fame in 2022 as a Player in her first year of eligibility.


“I am thrilled! It is such a big honour to be inducted in the Hall of Fame,” said Wozniak. “This means a lot to me. Representing Canada all around the world during my career has been a real privileged. I’ve played my heart out for my country and I will always cherish all the profound memories I made in my sport. Thank you for this amazing moment! I share this moment with my family and my parents who sacrificed so much for me to be able to have such a wonderful career, I am forever thankful.” - Aleksandra Wozniak


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