Sébastien Leblanc

Sébastien Leblanc
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Birthdate December 27, 1973
Birthplace Montréal, Québec, Canada
From Montréal, Québec, Canada
Height 6’4” (1,93m)
Style of play Left-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 1989
Retired 1997
Best ATP singles ranking No. 361 (August 5, 1996)
Best ATP doubles ranking No. 127 (November 18, 1996)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Sébastien Leblanc (born December 27, 1973 in Montréal, Québec, Canada) is a Canadian former professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of No. 361 on August 5, 1996 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of No. 127 on November 18, 1996.

Leblanc captured three junior Grand Slam doubles titles, at the 1990 French Open, Wimbledon and US Open. More of a doubles specialist, he won five Challenger events in doubles. He retired in 1997.

Leblanc retired in 1997 and is now Chief Operating Officer and responsible for business development at COTE 100, a company founded in 1988 by his father Guy and specialized in portfolio management. He has been working at COTE 100 since 1997, and was the founder of Clubfin, COTE 100’s mutual funds brokerage division. He is also a member of the Tennis Canada Board of Directors since May 2017. Leblanc and his brother Philippe are the organizers of the Coupe Leblanc, an international tournament for kids under 12. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He currently lives in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville with his wife Christine Bélair and four children, Raphaëlle, Alexandre, Félix and Maxence, who all play tennis.

ATP Challenger Tour finals

Doubles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-up)

Titles by surface
Hard (4–1)
Clay (1–3)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 1991 Graz, Austria $25,000 Clay Markus Naewie (GER) Jan Apell (SWE)
Raviv Weidenfeld (ISR)
3–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Jul 1994 Montebello, Canada $50,000 Hard Sébastien Lareau (CAN) Sergio Gómez Barrio (ESP)
Brian Gyetko (CAN)
6–2, 6–3
Loss 1–2 Jun 1995 Eisenach, Germany $25,000 Clay Chris Woodruff (USA) Dirk Dier (GER)
Lars Koslowski (GER)
6–3, 3–6, 6–7
Win 2–2 Jul 1995 Aptos, United States $50,000 Hard Brian MacPhie (USA) Bill Barber (USA)
Ari Nathan (USA)
6–3, 6–2
Win 3–2 Nov 1995 Santiago, Chile $25,000 Clay Brandon Coupe (USA) Nicolás Lapentti (ECU)
Gabriel Silberstein (CHI)
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Loss 3–3 Apr 1996 Prague, Czech Republic $25,000 Clay Aleksandar Kitinov (MKD) Donald Johnson (USA)
Francisco Montana (USA)
6–3, 3–6, 1–6
Win 4–3 Jul 1996 Aptos, United States (2) $50,000 Hard Jocelyn Robichaud (CAN) Neville Godwin (RSA)
Geoff Grant (USA)
7–6, 6–7, 7–5
Loss 4–4 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba $125,000 Hard Grant Stafford (RSA) Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)
Leander Paes (IND)
2–6, 2–6
Win 5–4 Jul 1997 Aptos, United States (3) $50,000 Hard Jocelyn Robichaud (CAN) David Caldwell (USA)
Adam Peterson (USA)
7–6, 6–4

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 3 (3 titles)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1990 French Open Clay Sébastien Lareau (CAN) Clinton Marsh (RSA)
Marcos Ondruska (RSA)
7–6, 6–7, 9–7
Win 1990 Wimbledon Grass Sébastien Lareau (CAN) Clinton Marsh (RSA)
Marcos Ondruska (RSA)
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 6–3
Win 1990 US Open Hard Greg Rusedski (CAN) Marten Renström (SWE)
Mikael Tillström (SWE)
6–7, 6–3, 6–4

Singles performance timeline

Tournament 1996 1997 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open Q1 Q1 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0 / 0 0–0

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A 1R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
French Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A A A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open Q1 A A 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0 / 1 0–1 0%

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