Dutch Wheelchair Tennis Player Korie Homan Retires

27 Jul 2011 By IPC

Dutch Wheelchair Tennis player Korie Homan has been forced to retire from the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour at the age of just 25 due to a wrist injury that occurred during late-2009. Homan finished with a career high on the tour of World Number 2 in singles and Number 1 in doubles.

Homan had ended 2009 on a high having won the doubles titles at Wimbledon, Roland Garros and the Australian Open before partnering her countrywoman Esther Vergeer to the Doubles Masters title in Palazzolo, Italy. In the same year she made the final of the Singles Masters losing to Vergeer in three tight sets.

Homan also won a doubles gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics with Sharon Walraven and achieved a silver medal in the singles competition that same year.

Despite winning the first singles title at a grand slam of 2010 at the Australian Open she was unable to play any further events on the tour.