This Sunday wheelchair tennis player Diede de Groot won Wimbledon for the third time in her career. The Dutch tennis player was to strong for the South African Kgothatso Montjane and won the final in two straight sets. The Wimbledon title is her third Grand Slam title this year, earlier De Groot also won the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
De Groot and Montjane had never met in a Grand Slam Final before. After the third game, Diede got into a rhythm and dominated the game completely, with the endresult of 6-2 and 6-2. De Groot completed the tournament without losing a set.
In her speech after the final, Diede mentioned that she is pleasantly surprised with the developments in wheelchair tennis. For the firts time in history the Wimbledon wheelchair final was played on tenniscourt 1. She also looked back on the year in the pandemic ‘That quiet period has made me extra hungry for beautiful tennis results. It was great Wimbledon could be organized again’ says a proud Diede.
In the doubles tournament Diede and partner Aniek van Koot had to acknowledge superiority in the semifinales to Montjane / Shuker with 3-6, 6-3 and 5-7.
De Groot has eleven Grand Slam titels on her resume. In 2017 and 2018 she was also the singles winner at Wimbledon.