Quick facts

Birthdate

March 9, 1993

Birthplace

Pincourt, Que.

Residence

Pincourt, Que.

Sport

Wheelchair Tennis

Experience

Santiago 2023

Natalia Lanucha is ranked world No. 53 in singles as of October 2023 and reached a career high 47th earlier in the year. She is an established players on the ITF circuit and has a Birmingham National singles and doubles championship to her name.  She has a 17-16 record overall on the year as of October 2023 and reached two ITF Future Series finals.

At age seven, she was diagnosed with bone cancer and lung cancer. She was told she had a one percent survival rate and underwent more than 20 surgeries in her native Poland. After four years of treatment, mobility in her legs was affected. 

Although she doesn’t use a wheelchair in everyday life, she was introduced to wheelchair tennis in 2017 through Parasport-Québec. She was hooked almost immediately and bought her first racquet at Canadian Tire.  She admitted adapting to the wheelchair was a challenge but through hard work she is getting more and more skilled.
At her first competition in 2019, she unexpectedly won gold in doubles and silver at the Canadian championships.

PERSONAL
Born in Poland… Immigrated to Canada with her family at 13…Has a degree in psychology and psycho-education at the Université de Montreal…