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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. 

Roland Garros 2014


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Roland Garros 2014

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On the 1st of june I drive to Paris. It's time to play Roland Garros. The able bodied players are already fighting for spots in the next round for a week. We play our event in the 2nd week of the Grand Slam.

My first opponent is Marjolein Buis. It seems we play each other every year at Roland Garros. I have a good start of the match. I have a 5-3 30-0 lead, when the footplate of my chair breaks. I need technical time-out to repair my chair. After 15 minutes we continue our match. I take the 1st set 6-3, but my rythm is gone. The 2nd set is a struggle, but in the tiebreak I am focused and I take it 7-2.

In the semifinal I play Yui Kamiji, the current world number 1. It is a big fight. I take the 1st set 7-5. But in the 2nd set I don't play well. I lose this set 2-6. The 3rd set is really close. A tiebreak has to decide the winner. On 4-6 I save to matchpoints! But eventually I lose against Kamiji 6-8 in the tiebreak. What a dissapointment after this fight. So close to another spot in the final.

A day after that I play the doubles final together with Aniek van Koot. We beat Buis/Famin 7-5 6-2 the day before, to earn a spot in this final. Again, a great fight on court 7 with a lot of spectators! We lose the first set in a tiebreak. In the 2nd set we face 0-3, but are able to turn the match around. We win 6 games, to take the 2nd set 6-3. The third set is a super tiebreak. And again, it's only two points. We lose the tiebreak 8-10.

Good matches, and sometimes the difference between winning and loosing is two points!