Vergeer Wins 400th Consecutive Wheelchair Tennis Singles Match

22 Nov 2010 By IPC

Esther Vergeer extended her incredible winning streak by winning her 400th consecutive Wheelchair Tennis singles match on Saturday, 20 November, during the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

The 29 year from the Netherlands, is also undefeated at the NEC Masters since her debut in 1998 and came within two points of defeat last year when facing compatriot Korie Homan at the NEC Masters.

Five time Paralympic champion Vergeer increased her winning streak to 401 matches on Sunday 21 November, when she secured her 13th consecutive NEC Masters title, by defeating Australia’s Daniela di Toro, the last person to record a win against her way back in 2003.

In the men’s competition, Sweden’s Stefan Olsson lifted the title beating Frenchman Stephane Houdet 6:4 and 7:5. Houdet made all the headlines though as in securing his final place he became the first player in 107 singles matches to defeat Japan’s Shingo Kunieda.

In the Quad final, Peter Norfolk retained his title with a straight sets 6:3 7:6 victory over David Wagner.

The world's top eight men, eight women and four quad players took part in the season-ending championship on the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour.