August 12, 2012
At 30 years old, Marie-Ève Pelletier wanted more. After playing on courts around the world from a very young age, she decided that this year would be her last on the professional tour.
Ranked as high as 106th in singles and 54th in doubles, she even defeated this year’s Rogers Cup finalist Na Li of China in Montréal.
Pelletier has been a constant presence at the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank, marking her 15th straight appearance at the tournament this week.
On Sunday night in the Rogers Cup Lounge, tournament officials organized a tribute to Marie-Ève, who attended with her parents and her beau, former NHL goaltender Pascal Leclaire.
Eugène Lapierre, the vice-president of Québec professional tennis and tournament director of the Rogers Cup, took part in the ceremony and presented Marie-Ève with a framed collage and a gift. Sylvain Bruneau and Valérie Tétreault spoke at the event.