Dutch on course again in wheelchair tennis at Paralympics

PTI | Tokyo | Updated: 03-09-2021 17:48 IST | Created: 03-09-2021 17:10 IST
Dutch on course again in wheelchair tennis at Paralympics
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The Netherlands is showing its dominance again in wheelchair tennis at the Paralympics, having excelled in the sport since Esther Vergeer dominated the game.

She retired in 2013 with seven Paralympic titles and a winning streak of 470 matches.

The Dutch won their first gold on Wednesday in Quad Doubles as Sam Schroder and Niels Vink defeated the Australian pair of Dylan Alcott and Heath Davidson.

On Friday, they picked up two bronze medals and were in the women's singles gold-medal final with Diede de Groot facing Yui Kamiji of Japan.

Earlier on Friday in men's doubles, the French pair of Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer defeated Britain's Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid 7-5, 0-6, 7-6 (3).

On the final day of wheelchair tennis on Saturday, the Netherlands has finalists in all three gold-medal matches.

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