How special is September 16 to Gaby Dabrowski? It just may give her birthday of April 1 a run for its money.
The doubles world No. 7 returned to her home city of Ottawa for the first time since November 2019. And not just for any occasion, but one that celebrates everything she’s accomplished as a standout tennis player who benefited from access to free public courts.
On Thursday at Ottawa City Hall, September 16 was declared Gaby Dabrowski Day by Jim Watson, mayor of the Canadian capital city.
“Coming back and seeing where it all began is very humbling,” Dabrowski said.