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Apr 6th, 2004, 12:34 PM
Esther Vergeer from the Netherlands, Wheelchair-tennisplayer. 22 yo :eek:


63 singles titels :eek:
54 doubles titels

Win / Loss Singles Career: 293 - 25
Win / Loss Doubles Career: 200 - 23

Year end rankings:
2003 - 1, 2002 - 1, 2001 - 1, 2000 - 1, 1999 - 2, 1998 - 2, 1997 - 14, 1996 - 21, 1995 - 48

Doubles: 2003 - 1, 2002 - 2, 2001 - 1, 2000 - 3, 1999 - 1, 1998 - 1, 1997 - 4, 1996 - 15, 1995 - 78=

Paralimpic champion singles and doubles 2000

All the tournaments!

27 Mar 2004 Nasdaq-100 Open WR
06 Feb 2004 Australian Open Main Draw WR
25 Jan 2004 Wheelchair Classic 8's at Australian Open WR
12 Nov 2003 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters Main Draw WR
08 Oct 2003 US Open Main Draw WR
01 Oct 2003 Lakeshore Foundation World Challenge Main Draw WR
24 Sep 2003 PTR/ROHO Championships Main Draw WR
10 Sep 2003 Jesolo Euro Beach Cup Main Draw WR
09 Sep 2003 Citta di Livorno - O.S.D Trophy Main Draw WR
06 Aug 2003 Swiss Open Main Draw WR
23 Jul 2003 British Open Main Draw WR
16 Jul 2003 Belgian Open Main Draw WR
09 Jul 2003 Dutch Open Main Draw WR
22 May 2003 Orlen Polish Open Main Draw WR
03 Apr 2003 Florida Open Main Draw WR
27 Mar 2003 Nasdaq-100 Open WR
06 Feb 2003 Australian Open Main Draw WR
25 Jan 2003 Wheelchair Classic 8's at Australian Open WR
12 Nov 2002 NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters Main Draw WR
08 Oct 2002 US Open Main Draw WR
01 Oct 2002 Lakeshore Foundation World Challenge Main Draw WR
09 Sep 2002 Citta di Livorno - O.S.D Trophy Main Draw WR
06 Aug 2002 Swiss Open Main Draw WR
23 Jul 2002 British Open Main Draw WR
16 Jul 2002 Belgian Open Main Draw WR
09 Jul 2002 Dutch Open Main Draw WR
02 Jul 2002 French Open Main Draw WR
06 Feb 2002 Australian Open Main Draw WR
25 Jan 2002 Wheelchair Classic 8's at Australian Open WR
03 Sep 2001 ITALIAN OPEN Main Draw WR
28 Aug 2001 CITTA DI LIVORNO Main Draw WR
07 Aug 2001 SWISS OPEN Main Draw WR
04 Jul 2001 FRENCH OPEN Main Draw WR
24 Jun 2001 BRITISH OPEN Main Draw WR
17 Jun 2001 BELGIAN OPEN Main Draw WR
10 Jun 2001 DUTCH OPEN Main Draw WR
20 Oct 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games WR
25 Sep 2000 US OPEN O Division WR
08 Sep 2000 DISPORTA INTERNATIONAL - Satellite 2 WR
25 Jul 2000 BRITISH OPEN - SS RU
12 Jul 2000 FRENCH OPEN - CS1 RU
04 Jul 2000 DUTCH OPEN - CS1 WR
27 Jun 2000 BELGIAN OPEN - CS1 Open WR
02 Feb 2000 AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2000 - OPEN QF
11 Oct 1999 US OPEN - SS Open RU
10 Aug 1999 SWISS OPEN - CS2 Open WR
04 Aug 1999 AUSTRIAN OPEN - CS1 Open SF
19 Jul 1999 BRITISH OPEN - SS Open SF
13 Jul 1999 DUTCH OPEN - CS1 Open WR
07 Jul 1999 FRENCH OPEN - CS2 Open WR
29 Jun 1999 BELGIAN OPEN - CS1 Open WR
31 Mar 1999 FLORIDA OPEN - CS1 Open WR
12 Oct 1998 US OPEN - SS Open WR
11 Sep 1998 SPORTEMENT - Sat 1(m)/Sat 2(w) WR
05 Aug 1998 AUSTRIAN OPEN - CS2 Open WR
28 Jul 1998 SWISS OPEN - CS2 Open SF
20 Jul 1998 BRITISH OPEN - SS Open SF
14 Jul 1998 BELGIAN OPEN - CS1 Open SF
07 Jul 1998 DUTCH OPEN - CS1 Open WR
12 Sep 1997 SPORTEMENT - Sat 1 SF
18 Aug 1997 SWISS OPEN - CS1 Consolation WR
15 Jul 1997 BELGIAN OPEN - CS2 Open Division RU
08 Jul 1997 DUTCH OPEN - CS2 Open Division SF
02 Jul 1997 FRENCH OPEN - CS1 Consolation WR


Apr 6th, 2004, 12:36 PM
Wow, how many wins are this?

Apr 6th, 2004, 12:40 PM
Wow, how many wins are this?

63 singles titels
54 doubles titels

And she's 22!!

Apr 6th, 2004, 12:41 PM
63 singles titels
54 doubles titels

And she's 22!!
OMG, thats good :worship: :worship:

Apr 6th, 2004, 12:42 PM
Thats pretty impressive. She's really pretty too!

Apr 6th, 2004, 12:54 PM
Wow, that's what you call lonely at the top :eek:

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:16 PM
Amazing acievement. Anyone get wheelchair tennis on t.v, I would love to see some matches. I have watched some real matches and it was fascinating. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:20 PM
Thats pretty impressive. She's really pretty too!
definately :)

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:20 PM
That's a very impressive record !

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:34 PM
woow, that is really impress me, congratulations Esther!!!

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:40 PM
Yeah, she really is amazing! Too bad wheelchair tennis (and all wheelchair sports in general) don't get much attention.


Apr 6th, 2004, 01:41 PM
She must have such a strong upper body?

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:48 PM
WOW!! She is amazing!! We may just be calling her the best ever!! :bowdown:
That is alot of titles in 7 years!! Seems most of her losses came when she was 15-16 years old. But her hard work has paid off for her. Heck,95% of the tour with both feet on the ground,have not come close to what she has done. Move over Martina and Steffi ! This girl may go down in history books as the best singles and doubles player ever!!! Much respect for her and her hard work!! I hope we hear alot more about her in the years to come.:worship:

Apr 6th, 2004, 01:49 PM
Her nickname is: Killer Queen Esther!!

Martian Jeza
Apr 6th, 2004, 02:01 PM
Impressive and she's cute aswell.

Apr 6th, 2004, 02:03 PM
Isnt Daniel Di Toro better? :angel:

Apr 6th, 2004, 02:07 PM
Isnt Daniel Di Toro better? :angel:


H2H Esther - Daniela: 25 - 6 :bounce:

Apr 6th, 2004, 02:15 PM
Omg :o hey but thats 6/25 losees for Dnaiel :banana: :ras: :p

Apr 6th, 2004, 02:18 PM
Amazing, congratulations:worship: :eek: :worship:

Apr 6th, 2004, 02:21 PM
Pff I ain't impressed, all her opponents had a wheelchair!

Apr 6th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Esther :drool: :hearts:
she's awesome :)

about time she was put in GM ;)

Apr 6th, 2004, 04:13 PM
She will play in belgium soon in the match prior to the love-game of Kim vs Lleyton. I hope they will show it on tv! :D

Apr 6th, 2004, 04:17 PM
Very cute...looks a lot like dido.

Apr 6th, 2004, 04:41 PM
wow thank you for this thread. it makes me happy :D

Apr 6th, 2004, 04:43 PM
yeah she's amazing!

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:01 PM
Holy cow, that's incredible! :worship: Thanks for bringing her to our attention.

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:09 PM
This years a paralympic year, good luck Esther!

Does anyone know who the top ranked American woman is?

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:13 PM
This is the top 50, dominated by the Dutch girls :

Pos Name Country Points Ranked Events Total Events
1 VERGEER, Esther NED 1779 6 15
2 DI TORO, Daniela AUS 1197 6 13
3 PETERS, Sonja NED 1190 6 18
4 SMIT, Maaike NED 951 6 17
5 WALRAVEN, Sharon NED 709 6 19
6 KHANTHASIT, Sakhorn THA 556 6 13
7 OHMAE, Chiyoko JPN 527 6 18
8 GRAVELLIER, Florence FRA 512 6 17
9 GRIFFIOEN, Jiske NED 503 6 19
10 YAOSA, Mie JPN 466 6 16
11 SIEGERS, Britta GER 446 6 13
12 CLARK, Sharon USA 422 6 18
13 FORSHAW, Kay GBR 385 6 11
14 SUTER-ERATH, Karin SUI 350 6 12
15 VAN MARUM, Djoke NED 312 6 7
16 HOMAN, Korie NED 305 6 12
17 MCMORRAN, Janet GBR 303 6 16
18 KORB, Karin USA 278 6 14
19 DORSETT, Julia USA 263 6 18
20 VERFUERTH, Kaitlyn USA 258 6 13
21 SIMARD, Helen CAN 238 6 12
22 KALT, Sandra SUI 234 6 11
23 HONG, Young-Suk KOR 219 6 12
24 FABRE, Armelle FRA 219 6 17
25 OCHOA, Lola ESP 215 6 9
26 BLAKE, Kimberly GBR 213 6 13
27 AMERYCKX, Brigitte BEL 204 6 8
28 CHOKYU, Yuka CAN 202 6 15
29 COURTIER, Jacqueline NZL 185 5 5
30 BARTCZAK, Agnieszka POL 183 6 12
31 TECHAMANEEWAT, Ratana THA 177 6 10
32 ARNOULT, Beth USA 172 6 18
33 KLAVE, Betty NED 169 6 8
34 PERRY, Tiffiney NZL 167 6 10
35 FRIDMAN, Ilanit ISR 123 4 4
36 HWANG, Myung-Hee KOR 104 6 7
37 LEWELLEN, Hope USA 103 6 10
38 ROLLISON, Patricia USA 101 6 6
39 TABOADA, Claudia MEX 90 6 10
40 GARDEAU, Christine FRA 89 6 7
41 VAN DONGEN, Mette NED 83 6 6
42 FINK, Margrit AUT 80 6 6
43 ISHIMOTO, Naomi JPN 80 6 11
44 VAN KOOT, Aniek NED 78 6 6
45 GREER, Christine GBR 77 6 13
46 ALENAS, Anna SWE 76 5 5
47 QUASSINTI, Monica ITA 73 2 2
48 GELLER, Tiffany USA 69 4 4
49 SEYEN, Christel BEL 66 6 9
50 OKABE, Yuko JPN 65 6 8

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:41 PM
NED is a progressive country :D

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Bring on her vs. Nancy :p

Great story she is. :)

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:44 PM
whats wif da dutch :eek:

Apr 6th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Watched Her a while back on TV and was amazed at Her talent, and beauty!

Apr 6th, 2004, 06:25 PM
10 dutch top 50-players!

Apr 6th, 2004, 07:34 PM
I once saw a guy in a wheel chair practicing some courts away from the one I was playing one and this guy was SO good.

These people are damn good tennis players.

What happened to Esther that she is in a wheelchair?

Apr 6th, 2004, 07:40 PM
That's a long story..

Apr 6th, 2004, 07:41 PM
You can send her a message: http://www.esthervergeer.nl/content/gastenboek.htm

Apr 6th, 2004, 07:42 PM
Incredible! Good luck in the future!

Apr 6th, 2004, 08:09 PM
Good Job:)

Apr 6th, 2004, 09:45 PM
Tnx to Altavista Babel Fish Text Translation :lol:

My tale "How it all begun?" That is a question which a lot of people to me ask. With that they not only mean how I have been come into contact with tennis but also how I have come in a role chair. Probably also will wonder much of your you this. For this reason will put it I now try on paper. This will be not easy, certainly because I recover complete never earlier on paper have put. Up to my 6th year I was in fact a complete healthy little girl. I had something up nothing and I did everything what my leeftijdgenootjes also did. I went to school, did play games and will stay at vriendinnetjes. I had even never been at a doctor!

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On 21 March 1988 all misery started. On that evening I had just like all leeftijdgenootjes zwemles. After I 7 meters had swum under water felt I suddenly heal themselves dizzy become. When I had finished my baantjes and I at the side came, I have asked the bath superintendent if I could rest just as because I did not feel myself this way nice. I think that I two minutes still no or I touched zat unconsciously. As from that moment weet I not this way much more. Everything went as a flits beyond.

I was brought to the local hospital. There they decided that they could not help me there and I was brought with large emergency to the UMC (then still the AZU). After a scan they observed that I fought - or bloedophoping in my brain had to be operated and had immediately. A drain in my head was placed, blood was removed. At this operation very my head had be shaved bald. That found I, however, this way a lot. After 6 weeks in the hospital to have lain I (then still current) could on 30 April to. I had my old leventje simply take up as if nothing had happened.

By the end of October 1989 started I get complaints in my groin. Nobody knew where that came from. The general practitioner sent me on 14 November to the hospital to will obtain there a back puncture. After I prick these became I had had terribly sick and had I in the hospital remain. I had remain there for further researches. During the holidays I could to house, afterwards we would weerzien, however, what will there happen. But unfortunately it went even during the holidays wrong. I got a type lord haemorrhage and had operated directly become to let place a drain. The holidays went to me beyond without I had of it weet.

After all researches they could tell me at last what there was exactly to the hand. There a blood barrel deviation appeared sit around my back marrow. These blood barrels were this way weak that they could jump spontaneously. Here therefore those lord haemorrhages came from. To occur that I would get again a lord haemorrhage, I had to the AMC to let operate me. This operation was very risky, but there was no choice. On 15 January to the operation chamber it was brought where I have been operated for 9 hours.

On the uitslaapkamer they reached the discovery that my legs no longer worked for 100%. Concerning the operation they were satisfied, but the fact that my legs no longer did it they had been shocked. After the operation I had lie for a week on my abdomen, I went by a hel. I could not move myself, saw nothing of what there for me gone happened and was very frightened. After a beetje for repairing, could I starts March weekje to house afterwards the hospital enter for the continuation operation on 19 March. After this operation everything would be beyond, no more hospitals and I simply to school are possible. Because I this way gladly to house want, I have been dismissed on 4 April 1990 from the hospital and was possible I to house. At last!!!

After in the hospital to have lain I had to the rehabilitation centre. There a complete programme had been composed where I had stick to. This a this way optimum possible convalescence must ensure. In this programme also the component sport had been processed. I could meet on playing wise with my role chair. Because of this I had receive how I the bests with a role chair had handle. I did several sports. From table tennis to zitvolleybal, from tikkertje to tennis. Two sports jumps for me straight away. This were tennis and basketball. These two sports attracted straight away the attention and want I best further in continue there.

This way said this way done. I have gone in search to clubjes where I member of could become. This became "De Springers" in Gouda. I my basketball has started career. I say career because many people do not know that I heal long basketball have spelled and that also a large role has played in my tennis career. After two years at this club to have sat, I was invited for the national youth team. This meant that I more had train will and that it better would be for my development if I went to another club. I have then arrived at "Antilope" in Utrecht. A complete good club which belongs to the top of the Netherlands. After two years here to have trained and in the youth team to have sat I was even invited for the national lady team. A dream which ended up. I belonged to the real top. I could meetrainen and I have been to a tournament in Germany. After tournament and the vele trainings came I that I was not yet for the lady team. I could not combine it all with school and with tennis. I have just as got off therefore. Because I could leave basketball not entirely falls I am, however, to continue train. This led to the fact that I return in 1997, in demand became for the lady team. I want it, however, a time try. In the meantime was I with tennis also nice to the way for building, therefore it became, however, terribly very at that moment. But I thought on that moment that I managed everything and went simply meetrainen with the national lady team. In June I myself have played still the European championship. And won. These are nevertheless experiences which I not missing would have wanted. In 1998, me the question was asked what I now exact savage will do. Tennis or basketball, because together was almost no longer combine. The basketball team could no longer for 100% on me count because I had frequently also tennis trainings at the same time with basketball trainings. I had choose therefore. That a complete difficult choice was because I it both terrible leuke found sports. Eventually I for tennis have nevertheless chosen because for me a there more challenge lay. With that I could reach still this way much that want try I simply.

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Tennis The second sport which attracted me a lot of tennis. In the rehabilitation centre I a beetje ball feeling would have wanted and it kindest at an association on lesson. Accidentally the one were who accompanied me in the rehabilitation centre with sport (awl Duyn) clubje to setting up in Nieuwegein. There want will look at I also sometimes at. I had been immediately sold and will myself also register with a club in woerden. After a number of weeks lesson to have followed I was approached by the then bondscoach (Marc lime man). He invited me or I want do with an international youth tournament in France. There the world top of the rolstoeltennissers also be and at the same time had we, youth, its own tournament. It the first time that was I games played, but I found it this way terrible. I came in the half final and lost there of Sonja peters, whom first tournament also its played. After that tournament am I will train at Marc lime man and will I in the summer a number Dutch toernooitjes play. This all took place in 1994. after 3 years to those Dutch tournaments to have was participated it according to Marc time to once will look at how I stood in front internationally there. In 1996, I played my first international tournament, in Belgium. As from that moment could I measure myself with the world top and appeared that I could come rather. Of course were much train for that a condition. I had 2 in weak to Amsterdam to time train. Thereby came also still that I played basketball, therefore all in all had I best busy that moment. I have only played tennis for two years in Europe. These tournaments fell all beautiful in the summer holiday and could I therefore well combine with school. Because of this I nothing and touched I missed. Because my chances had come of taking part in the Paralympics 2000 in Sydney in visibility, in 1998, all serious and went I started it become for the first time to America. Jeetje what was a travel that say. This way far gone and not knowing what me stood wait. My first U.S. open were there, I won him immediately and shot as a result also immediately of spot 15 to 2e the spot on the world rankingses. I heard that moment entirely. In 1999, my objective was, the number 1 conquer position on the world rankingses. It succeeded me. After a tournament in America to have played, which I had played never earlier, I got this way many points that I number 1 became. Madly glad I was, that true I was concerning had dreamed. Unfortunately I was by it thrown in October of the same year as from Australian (Daniella Di Toro). Thus appears but that say it where is what them. "Aan the top comes is easy, but there remain the moeilijkst" are;. I had this year in fact but aim 1 for eyes: that was gold at the Paralympics. There I preceded heelmaal. Fortunately I have that obtained and I the number has even obtained 1 position on the world rankingses. My year is possible no longer piece and I want continue still with tennis certainly to the Paralympics in Athens in 2004.

Apr 6th, 2004, 09:56 PM
I think we should have much respect for all of the handicaped people who do sports. How often do we "normal" people say: "I can`t do that" (me, too! :angel: ) but look at these people and learn how they live with their handicap and achieve so much.

Apr 6th, 2004, 10:00 PM
Wow! Very very impressive!

Go Helene Simard! Close to top 20 for the frist time!

Apr 7th, 2004, 08:21 AM

Apr 7th, 2004, 11:15 AM

Now that's domination. She's very pretty too. :hearts: Best of luck to her in 2004! :bounce:

Apr 7th, 2004, 11:22 AM
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Apr 7th, 2004, 01:00 PM
She will play in belgium soon in the match prior to the love-game of Kim vs Lleyton. I hope they will show it on tv! :D
Yeah...I hope to see the Elke/Esther vs Sabine/?? too :) (can't remember the other girls name...other dutch weelchair player)

Apr 7th, 2004, 01:05 PM
sorry but the translation is fucken hilleruis it sounds like PIERCECHENG

:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Apr 7th, 2004, 01:39 PM
sorry but the translation is fucken hilleruis it sounds like PIERCECHENG

Yeah it's soo fucking funny! :lol:

Apr 7th, 2004, 02:29 PM
Esther: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :hearts: :hearts: :kiss: :kiss: :) :) :) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :hearts: :hearts: I have a lot of respect for wheelchair players!!!!! :angel:

Azza: :lol: :lol: :)

Apr 7th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Esther really put paralymic sports forward in the Netherlands, she gets some attention, the sportsman, woman and team awards that are awarded after every year are now also awarded to handicapped sporter of the year, and Esther won the award twice in a row, of course. She's just :worship:

Apr 7th, 2004, 02:53 PM

Mercury Rising
Apr 7th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Damn she is good, and also a great basketballplayer. Amazing :yeah:

Apr 7th, 2004, 09:14 PM
It's a very sad story. Apparently she was a healthy kid but then became sick. Well, she definitely made the best of her situation.

Apr 20th, 2004, 04:56 PM
Florida Open

Single title no. 64

32 B BYE
16 W Britta SIEGERS (GER) 6-2 6-0
QF W Karin KORB (USA) 6-1 6-1
SF W Maaike SMIT (NED) 6-3 6-2
FR W Daniela DI TORO (AUS) 6-0 6-3

Doubletitle no. 55

:bounce: :lol: :worship:

Apr 20th, 2004, 05:42 PM
Wouldn't it get boring for her?;)

Apr 20th, 2004, 05:44 PM
I saw her playing Saturday, before the Love Match, have to say, I'm very impressed, they play so good!:yeah:

Apr 20th, 2004, 05:52 PM
she's a great athlete , and such a sweet girl too

Apr 20th, 2004, 06:08 PM
sorry but the translation is fucken hilleruis it sounds like PIERCECHENG

Yeh I know lmao!

Where is Piercecheng anyways? :scratch: