Saturday, January 29, 2011

Vergeer wins both Australian Open titles

Esther Vergeer won the Australian Open women's wheelchair singles championship today by defeating 2nd seed Daniela Di Toro 6-0, 6-0. Vergeer, the top seed, has now won the Open eight times. She took a break last year and did not enter, but she was the champion in 2009.

Vergeer and her partner, Sharon Walraven, the top doubles seeds, won the doubles championship by defeating 2nd seeds Aniek Van Koot and Jiske Griffioen 6-0, 6-2. Vergeer has won the Australian Open women's doubles wheelchair title seven times.