Friday, June 4, 2010

Vergeer defends her French Open singles title--again

The score, not surprisingly, was 6-0, 6-0. In the women's wheelchair division of the French Open, Esther Vergeer defeated Sharon Walraven in the final today, never permitting her opponent to win even one game. This is Vergeer's fourth French Open title, and it also marks her return to competitive tennis after a six-month break.

Vergeer is such an accomplished sportswoman, one doesn't quite know where to start when discussing her.  Her Wikipedia page provides a lot of information.

Vergeer's usual opponent in the final, Korie Homan, was not in Paris this year. Vergeer and Homan generally pair for doubles and win championships together (after Vergeer defeats Homan for the singles titles). At Roland Garros this year, however, Vergeer teamed with Walraven, and they were seeded 2nd. The doubles title was won by the top-seeded team, Daniela Di Toro and Aniek Van Koot. Di Toro and Van Koot won the match 3-6, 6-4, 10-4.

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