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. "
Lees meer
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
TennisDirect NK Tennis

Singles champion

Doubles champion

 

2021
NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Golden Slam

Australian Open

Roland Garros

Wimbledon

Paralympic Games

US Open

2021
US Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

 

2021
Paralympic Games (Tokyo)

Gold - Singles

Gold - Doubles

2021
Wimbledon

Singles champion

2021
British Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
French Riviera Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Roland Garros

Singles champion

Doubles champion

2021
Australian Open

Singles champion

Doubles champion

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