2007 a great year for wheelchair tennis

Posted by Ralph | 10:45 AM

2007 has been a fantastic year for the wheelchair tennis circuit and it's athletes. Two major tournaments opened it's facilities to the tennis players of the ITF. This year saw both the French Open and the hallowed grass courts of Wimbledon open their courts and facilities to the top wheelchair tennis players in the world.

In an amazing turn of events on the clay courts of the French Open Stephane Houdet (a Frenchman) secured his first major title with a win over world #1 Shingo Kunieda. On the womens side Esther Vergeer predictably beat the Frenchwoman Florence Gravellier, continuing her unbelievable win streak.

The grass courts at Wimbledon also saw their first sets of wheels this year. Robin Ammerlaan and Ronald Vink defeated the #1 doubles team of Shingo Kunieda and Satoshi Saida in three sets 4-6 7-5 6-2

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