Diede de Groot

DIEDE DE GROOT

Tennis
Diede de Groot
"I will continue to improve my game throughout the rest of my career. I will give my all to do this."
#TeamSunrise

WORLD RANKING #1

The last few years I have been travelling with my coach. We get along very well and have the same goals for my career. I reached world ranking #1 at 21 which was an amazing feeling! I get to play all GrandSlam tournaments in the year and I’m enjoying every bit of it. Hopefully I will continue to improve my game throughout the rest of my career. I will give my all to do this.

Tennis is everything for me at the moment. With everything I do, there’s tennis in my mind. I can’t just go out with my friends every weekend, and unfortunately I have missed quite a few birthdays as well. But everything is worth it when you think of the goals you are achieving and the wonderful things you get to do.

#TeamSunrise

JUST LIKE THEM

I was born in Woerden on the 19th of December in 1996. Soon after my birth they discovered a length difference in my legs. From an early age, I walked with a prosthetic leg, but after a few hip surgeries I found out that playing sports standing up wasn’t possible. My right hip can’t handle walking for more then 10 minutes, so I was encouraged by physiotherapists to play wheelchair tennis. I loved it straight away.

I grew up with a great group of friends around me, who showed me I was just like them, despite my disability. They took me everywhere and always treated me the same.

At 7 I took up wheelchair tennis. Learning how to move the chair and hold the racquet at the same time. When I was 17 I started my professional career, playing tennis full time, every day of the week. I traveled all over the world to compete with the best, mostly alone. This taught me a lot of valuable things, I got to know myself and I learnt how to be independent .

"My dream is to become the best wheelchair tennis player I can be."
My sports wheelchair
"My RGK GrandSlam is very light and the chrome look is amazing. "
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My everyday wheelchair
"My QUICKIE Krypton is made of carbon, which makes it super light and the look is very stylish. "

Road to Glory

2021
British Open 2021

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Paralympic Games (Tokyo)

Gold - Singles

Gold - Doubles

2021
Wimbledon 2021

Singles champion

2021
French Riviera Open 2021

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Roland Garros 2021

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Australian Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2020
Roland Garros 2020

Doubles - 1st place

2020
US Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2019
BNP Paribas Open de France

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2019
British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2019
ITF Georgia Open Wheelchair Champs

Singles - 1st place

2019
Japan Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 2nd place

2019
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters - Orlando

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2019
US Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

 

2018
BNP Paribas Open de France

Doubles - 1st place

2018
British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2018
Cajun Classic - New Grade

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2018
ITF Georgia Open Wheelchair

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2018
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Singles - 2nd place

2018
US Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2017
ACSA SA Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2017
Bath Indoor Tournament

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2017
French Riviera Open

Singles - 1st place

2017
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Singles - 2nd place

2017
Open d'Amiens - Hauts-de-France

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2016
Bath Indoor Tournament

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2016
Korea Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2016
Open des Hauts-de-France

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2016
Sardinia Open

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2015
Austrian Open

Singles - 1st place

2015
Flanders 25

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2015
Holland Open Wheelchair Tennis

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2015
North West Challenge

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2015
Nottingham Indoor Tournament

Singles - 1st place

2015
Open de Vendee

Singles - 1st place

2015
Prague Cup Czech Indoor

Singles - 1st place

Doubles - 1st place

2015
Slovakia Open

Doubles - 1st place

2015
Trofeo della Mole

Singles - 1st place