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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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US Open Grand Slam

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The day after I won my 2nd Super Series title of 2014, I fly to New York. It's time for the last Grand Slam of the year.

I have a difficult draw. I play Sabine Ellerbrock 1st round. So I have to be ready on the 1st day! It's hot and humid in New York, but it was worse in St. Louis. But still though conditions to play. On thursday I play my 1st match. The win last week gave me confidence, and I play well. I'm able to put pressure on Sabine the whole match. I win 6-1 6-1 and into the semifinal!

In the semifinal I meet Yui Kamiji, world no. 1 again (just like last weeks semifinal). I start well and take the 1st set 6-3. But the match turns around in the 2nd set. I can't make the same pressure as in the 1st and make some more mistakes as well. I loose the 2nd set 6-2. When I'm down 5-1 in the 3rd, I fight back to 5-3. But loosing the next game means the end of the last Grand Slam for me.

Not totally the end, cause I still have to play the doubles semifinal on friday. Aniek and I play Buis/Walraven in the semifinal. We win the semifinal 6-1 6-3, earning a spot in the final against Kamiji/Whiley (who have a walk over in the semifinal).

On saturday we play the final. We loose the 1st 6-4, being up 4-2. We fight back in the 2nd set and take it 6-3. The 3rd set is close, but at 4-3 15-0 down...... It starts raining! After an hour we can start again, but the break is not in our advantage. We loose the 3rd set 6-3. The US Open was good, always a great experience to play at this amazing Grand Slam. It's time to fly home and get back to training!!

Runners up trophy

Runners up trophy

Doubles with Aniek van Koot

Doubles with Aniek van Koot

Semifinal against Yui Kamiji

Semifinal against Yui Kamiji