Friday, June 7, 2013

Ellerbrock wins French Open wheelchair singles title

Sabine Ellerbrock of Germany upset 2nd seed Jiske Griffioen today to win the singles championship at the French Open. Ellerbrock defeated Griffioen 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Griffioen and her partner, Aniek Van Koot, the top seeds, won the doubles championship, defeating Ellerbrock and Sharon Walraven 6-2, 6-3 in the final.

Until this season, the great Esther Vergeer dominated wheelchair play in every tournament she entered. Vergeer announced her retirement in February.

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