MELBOURNE – That’s a lovely shot of 16-year-old Françoise Abanda above – without a doubt Canada’s finest junior prospect.
She’s not here in Australia, though; her junior ranking is non-existent after missing most of 2013 because of a shoulder injury. And her WTA ranking isn’t quite high enough to get into junior events on that basis (you have to be in the top 350).
So she’s playing $25,000 professional tournaments in Florida at the moment (and is in the semifinals this week).
But if Abanda were here, she’d be all by her lonesome. Continue reading