Saturday, July 7, 2012

Vergeer loses in Wimbledon doubles

The top seeds in wheelchair doubles competition, Esther Vergeer and Marjolein Buis, lost in the semifinals yesterday to Jiske Griffioen and Aniek Van Koot. Griffioen and Van Koot Vergeer and Buis 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Also in the final are Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley, who defeated 2nd seeds Sharon Walraven and Annick Sevenas. Shuker and Whiley are the first all-British wheelchair team to reach a Wimbledon final.

Vergeer will not have a chance to win a (customary) title because there is no wheelchair singles competition at Wimbledon. She has won at least one title in every major she has entered (and that has included most of them) in the last ten years.

1 comment:

bill said...

Esther is a huge inspiration and obviously a dominant force in tennis - a headline reading "Vergeer loses..." is one indication of her amazing accomplishments.