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Jiske Griffioen, a wheelchair tennis athlete, that has been in the top 8 of the international women ranking for years. Follow her Tennis career, read her blog about her training days, physical work off court and social events. Make sure you stay up to date on her achievements in high level events, such as Grand Slams, Super Series and Paralympics. 

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Australian Open day 2

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On the 23rd of january it's semifinal day at the Aussie Open. It's a beautiful day at Melbourne Park. It's warm, but not crazy hot like the week before. And there is less wind compared to the previous days. 

First I play the semifinal singles against 2nd seed Yui Kamiji. I have a bad start, making too many unforced errors and facing 0-3 when I start to play better. Less mistakes get me to level at 3-3. But then I play some sloppy games and Yui claimes the first set 3-6. I start the 2nd set by taking a lead, making less mistakes and moving forward on the court more. I dominate the 2nd set, claiming it 6-0. In the 3rd set I struggle again. But at 3-3, taking the next game being 0-40 down, it looks like a turning point in the match. Being ahead for the 1st time in the match. But it's not. Yui wins 3 games in a row, and I loose the match 3-6 6-0 4-6. Even winning more points and more games. 

I don't have a lot of time to be dissapointed, cause we still have to play the semifinal of doubles. As Aniek pulled out due to an injury, I play with Marjolein Buis.  In the semifinal we play Lucy Shuker, who paired up with Sharon Walraven. We don't have a good start, making too many errors. We are down 1-3, when we start to make less mistakes. We take the 1st set 6-3, and don't have problems in the 2nd set, taking it 6-1. So we are in the finals of doubles!!