Diede de Groot19 December 1996 Woerden, Netherlands
- LATEST TRIUMPHS:
- Australian Open – Singles (2018)
- Masters – Singles (2017)
- Wimbledon – Singles (2017)
- US Open – Doubles (2017)
- Paralympics – Doubles: Silver (2016)
Diede de Groot had a spectacular start to 2018, winning the Australian Open, the Georgia Open and the Cajun Classic Super Series to become the latest in a long line of world No.1 women’s singles players from the Netherlands.
The Dutch also joined Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot among the Dutch wheelchair tennis player to top the rankings since the retirement of Esther Vergeer in 2013.
De Groot´s first singles Grand Slam title came in 2017, when she won Wimbledon. That same year, she claimed the US Open doubles trophy and took the Masters title.
The extremely talented youngster has been consistent as she had also enjoyed a fantastic 2016, making 18 finals. At Rio 2016 she claimed doubles silver and narrowly missed out on singles bronze.
De Groot was previously number one on the girls’ tour, where she won the Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters singles title in 2013 and 2014 with a doubles title also coming from the same tournament in 2014.