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Marjolein Buis (born 11 January 1988) is a Dutch wheelchair tennis player. She participated in the Paralympic Games in London, 2012, and won a gold medal in the women's doubles event with partner Esther Vergeer. As of April 2018, Buis is the world No. 1 in the doubles.[1]

Marjolein Buis
Buis at Wimbledon during 2012
Full nameMarjolein Buis
Country (sports) Netherlands
Born (1988-01-11) 11 January 1988 (age 31)
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Turned pro2010
PlaysRight handed
CoachWouter Kropman
Highest rankingNo.3 (21 May 2012)
Current rankingNo.5 (9 July 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenSF (2011, 2012, 2013, 2016)
French OpenW (2016)
WimbledonSF (2016)
US OpenSF (2013, 2014)
Other tournaments
Masters3rd (2013)
Paralympic GamesQF (2012)
Highest rankingNo. 1 (2012)
Current rankingNo.2 (9 July 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2016, 2018)
French OpenW (2012)
WimbledonF (2017)
US OpenW (2017)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2017, 2018)
Paralympic Games Gold Medal (2012), Silver Medal (2016)
Last updated on: 12 April 2018.

Marjolein Buis was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. At the age of 14 she started to experience problems when walking. It turned out that she has a connective tissue disorder, the Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, which affects the stability of the joints. This left her unable to play able bodied sports. At the age of 17, Buis discovered wheelchair tennis. In 2010, she graduated in Social Work and became a full-time tennis player. She qualified for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and reached the quarterfinal in singles and won gold in doubles with her partner Esther Vergeer. At the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016 Buis reached the quarterfinal in singles again and this time won silver in doubles with her partner Diede de Groot. Buis is a full-time player. In her spare time she studies psychology.[2]

Wheelchair Grand Slam finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Winner 2016 French Open Clay   Sabine Ellerbrock 6–3, 6–4


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