Charlotte Robillard-Millette, who is from the northern Montreal suburb of Blainville (hometown of Aleksandra Wozniak), has reached the finals of the 16s division at the Orange Bowl junior event.
She’ll face unseeded American Alexis Nelson in the final Saturday. She also reached the doubles final with Canadian partner Vanessa Wong.
One difference between Robillard-Millette and the other two is that she’s still only 14 (she turns 15 next month). She only started playing a very little bit outside Canada at the ITF level this year. Her current ITF ranking is No. 298.
She’s a lefty – which has been rare coming out of Canada in recent years.
(Feature photo: Martin Sidorjak/ITF; smaller photo: Tennis Laurentides)
Also on the East Coast of Florida, in Palm Beach Gardens, two even younger Canadians posted a great result at the annual “Little Mo” junior event for kids 8-12.
Here’s a pair of doubles finalists.
(On an unrelated note, Andy Roddick is NEVER going to live that pic down).
And here’s the impressive Canadian contingent at the event (we’ll forgive them for the upside-down flag).
Didi Bredburg of Ottawa also won – a sportsmanship award. At that level, that might be an even bigger deal.