Esther Vergeer retires

I’m hugely proud of my performances, my titles, and can look back on my career with a great feeling. Keeping going would not add anything.

Esther Vergeer is the most successful wheelchair tennis player in history and owns one of the longest streak ever in world sport.
Vergeer won the women’s singles gold at four straight Paralympics (Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012). She also won 21 Grand Slam singles titles, 23 Grand Slam doubles titles, three Paralympic doubles gold medals and a silver. Overall, she won 148 singles titles and 136 in doubles.
She won 470 matches in a row, the last time she lost a match was to Daniele di Toro in Sydney on Jan. 30, 2003.

I was lucky to watch her playing at Roland Garros in 2011

Esther Vergeer

Esther Vergeer

and at the London Paralympics last year:

Esther Vergeer


Esther Vergeer

Esther Vergeer

Esther Vergeer

Esther Vergeer, Aniek Van Koot and Jiske Griffioen

Esther Vergeer

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