Maaike Smit

Maaike Smit (7 August 1966, in Emmeloord) is a former Dutch Wheelchair tennis and Wheelchair basketball player.[1]

Maaike Smit
Full nameMaaike Smit
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1966-08-07) 7 August 1966 (age 54)
Emmeloord, the Netherlands
Turned pro1991
Retired2012
PlaysRight Handed
Official websitewww.maaikesmit.nl
Singles
Highest ranking1 (08/04/1997)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenF (2005)
US OpenSF (2006)
Other tournaments
MastersW (1997)
Paralympic Games Gold Medal (1996)
Doubles
Highest ranking1 (02/10/2000)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2004, 2005)
French OpenW (2007)
US OpenF (2006)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003)
Paralympic Games Gold Medal (2000, 2004)
Last updated on: 27 June 2013.

Smit started at the age of 20 with tennis. Smiths played at the US Open and Australian Open. She won the Florida Open International Wheelchair Tennis Championship 4 times.

In 1996 Smit won a gold medal in the singles wheelchair event at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Atlanta. In the doubles she won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney and the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens.[2][3]

She was sponsored by "Invacare" (Produces Wheelchairs and other equipment for disabled people).

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Profile page Maaike Smit at ITF". www.itftennis.com.
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics2000/paralympics/995537.stm
  3. ^ http://paralympics.com/paralympic_sports/tennis.htm