Tribe Talk Interview with Gaby Dabrowski: WTA #7 Doubles Player

Gaby Dabrowski

Below is an interview with Gaby Dabrowski.

Gaby is a two-time mixed doubles grand slam champion (Australian Open ’18 & French Open ’17), Wimbledon finalist in 2019, and current world #7 ranked WTA doubles player. She was also an Olympic athlete in the 2016 Rio Games for Canada.

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In this conversation, we talk about:

  • 1:32 – Gaby’s recent tweet that went viral about doubles on the pro tour – reaction to Marion Bartoli’s comments.
  • 3:54 – The pro tour “vibe” on singles vs doubles. How doubles players get less respect. It’s a lot more than just money.
  • 8:19 – How it feels to be primarily a doubles player on tour.
  • 9:59 – Why top singles players sometimes play doubles & the big issue this creates in tournaments.
  • 12:58 – What the players plan to do to help get more exposure for doubles.
  • 16:10 – Her 2020 so far, including her results and how she’s handled the stop in play.
  • 20:08 – How she got started in tennis, her path to becoming one of the world’s best doubles players, & why she decided to focus on doubles.
  • 28:15 – How pro players choose a doubles partner & how her game matches up well with different styles.
  • 31:21 – How men’s doubles is different than women’s doubles.
  • 33:11 – How Gaby gameplans for a match & makes in-match adjustments. Lots of doubles strategy here!
  • 41:47 – What fans can do to help support pro doubles.
  • 47:33 – Gaby’s favorite book, pro tournament, & a tennis story she’s never told anyone.
  • and a lot more…

The Interview with Gaby Dabrowski

Here is the 50+ minute conversation with Gaby.

Interview Notes

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About the Author

Will Boucek is the Founder & CEO of The Tennis Tribe. He has played tennis for over two decades, including in college. Will has worked with ATP & WTA tour players and coaches. He currently lives in Austin TX where he plays USTA leagues & tournaments, writes about tennis, and teaches doubles workshops.

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