Jiske Griffioen NED playing against Aniek Van Koot NED in the Women's Singles Gold Medal Match

Jiske Griffioen

Wheelchair Tennis | Wheelchair Basketball

In 2015, Griffioen established herself as the world’s No. 1 wheelchair tennis player winning two out of three singles events at Grand Slams.

After finishing runner-up at the 2006 Australian Open and 2013 Roland Garros, the Dutch right-hander finally won her first Grand Slam in 2015, with victory at the Australian Open. Five months later, she also took home the title at Roland Garros to move herself up to No. 1 in the world rankings.

In the final singles Grand Slam of 2015 she lost in the semi-finals to Japan’s Yui Kamiji.

If 2015 was good for Griffioen, 2016 was almost perfect.

She retained her Australian Open title, beating compatriot Aniek van Koot in straight sets, and was the first winner of women’s singles at Wimbledon, again getting the better of van Koot.

At Rio 2016, her fourth Paralympics as a wheelchair tennis player, she beat van Koot to win singles gold before teaming up with her to win her first Paralympic doubles gold, having previously won silver twice.

She rounded off the year winning the NEC Masters titles in London.

The only blot on her form book in 2016 was a quarter-finals loss at Roland Garros.


Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Tournament Group A 1
Women's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 102
Women's Tournament Semifinal 202
Women's Tournament Group A 5
Women's Tournament Group A 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Doubles Semifinal 201
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal 301
Women's Singles Bronze Medal Match 102
Women's Singles Semifinal 201
Women's Singles Quarterfinal 302
Women's Singles 1/8th final 403
Women's Singles 1/16th final 505
Women's Doubles Final 101
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal 304
Women's Singles 1/16th final 508
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Singles 1/16th final 2012-09-01 505
Women's Singles 1/8th final 2012-09-03 403
Women's Singles Quarterfinal 2012-09-04 302
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal 2012-09-04 304
Women's Singles Semifinal 2012-09-05 201
Women's Singles Bronze Medal Match 2012-09-06 102
Women's Doubles Semifinal 2012-09-06 202
Women's Doubles Final 2012-09-08 101
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Singles 1/16th final 2016-09-10 1
Women's Doubles Quarterfinal 2016-09-11 1
Women's Singles 1/8th final 2016-09-11 1
Women's Doubles Semifinal 2016-09-12 1
Women's Singles Quarterfinal 2016-09-12 1
Women's Singles Semifinal 2016-09-13 1
Women's Singles Gold Medal Match 2016-09-15 1
Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match 2016-09-16 1