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Ronald Vink (born April 21, 1976) is a professional wheelchair tennis player from the Netherlands.[1][2] He specializes in doubles but also plays singles.

Ronald Vink
Ronald Vink (NED) 2011 US Open.jpg
Vink at the 2011 US Open, New York
Country (sports) Netherlands
ResidenceDe Rijp, Netherlands
Born (1976-04-21) April 21, 1976 (age 43)
West-Graftdijk, Netherlands
Turned pro2000
PlaysRight Handed
Official websitehttp://www.ronaldvink.nl
Singles
Highest rankingNo. 4 (6 September 2010)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQF (2007, 2008)
French OpenSF (2008)
US OpenSF (2006)
Other tournaments
Paralympic GamesBronze medal Paralympics.svg Bronze Medal (2012)
Doubles
Career titles39
Highest rankingNo. 1 (30 January 2012)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2012)
French OpenF (2008)
WimbledonW (2007, 2008, 2011)
US OpenW (2010)
Other doubles tournaments
Masters DoublesW (2006, 2009, 2010)
Paralympic Games4th (2008)

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Grand Slam performancesEdit

Vink has reached grand slam wheelchair doubles finals, capturing his first title at the 2007 Wimbledon Championships with compatriot Robin Ammerlaan. In 2008, he successfully defended his Wimbledon Wheelchair title by defeating the French duo of Stéphane Houdet and Nicoles Peifer. In 2011 he won for the third time the final with his partner Maikel Scheffers.[3]

In singles, he has had less successes. Vink has never captured a singles title nor has he reached a final. His best effort came at the 2008 French Open, when he reached the semifinals.

Grand Slam Doubles Wheelchair finalsEdit

Paralympic performancesEdit

He represented the Netherlands at the Paralympics in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Beijing 2008Edit

He competed in singles and doubles. In both events he made it to the semifinals but lost there and lost again in the bronze medal match.

London 2012Edit

He competed in the singles and doubles events. In the semifinals of the singles event he lost from Shingo Kunieda but won the bronze medal match from Maikel Scheffers.[4] In the bronze medal match of the doubles event he lost with his partner Robin Ammerlaan from the French Stéphane Houdet and Michaël Jeremiasz.

Singles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open QF QF QF QF SF 0 / 3 0–3
French Open SF QF QF SF QF 0 / 3 1–3
US Open QF QF QF SF 0 / 4 1–4
Win–Loss 0–2 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–3 0 / 10 2–10

Doubles performance timelineEdit

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open F F F W SF 1 / 5 3–3
French Open F F SF SF F 0 / 4 3–3
Wimbledon W W F F W F 3 / 6 8–2
US Open F NH F W F NH 1 / 4 5–3
Win–Loss 4–2 4–2 2–2 4–2 5–3 ?-? ?-? 4 / 15 19–11

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ronald Vink, player details". ITF Tennis.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  2. ^ "Official website Ronald Vink". Ronald Vink. Retrieved 3 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Player profile: Ronald Vink". Wimbledon.com. Archived from the original on 25 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Brons voor rolstoeltennisser Vink" (in Dutch). AD. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012.

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