Saturday, January 30, 2010

Homan wins Australian Open women's wheelchair championship

Korie Homan, the world's second-best woman in wheelchair tennis competition, has won the Australian Open, defeating 2nd seed Florence Gravellier 6-2, 6-2.

In the absence of her countrywoman and long-time doubles partner, Esther Vergeer, Homan was seeded first. Vergeer, whose win record is a story in itself, did not enter the Australian Open this year because she wanted to take some time off from competition.

Gravellier and Aniek Van Koot won the doubles title, defeating 2nd seeds Lucy Shuker and Daniela Di Toro 6-3, 7-6.

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